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Music stops for Nick Kyrgios in Australian Open loss to Tomas Berdych

  • Thomas Berdych defeats Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 in Melbourne
  • Australian hope bows out, Berdych to face Roberto Bautista Agut

Having squabbled with the chair umpire throughout the match and railed against a pop song echoing around the stands, the music stopped in round three of the Australian Open for Nick Kyrgios. The local hope went down 6-3, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 to sixth seed Tomas Berdych in a touch under two-and-a-half hours.

The hope for Kyrgios heading into this match-up was that with a number of notable wins against top 10 opponents in the bank already and an aggressive approach to shot-making, he was perhaps already better placed than compatriot Bernard Tomic to knock off a player of Berdych’s longstanding quality. But the two-time Australian Open semi-finalist was too patient and consistent to be overcome.

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