Nick Kyrgios Went Fully Nick Kyrgios In Miami Open Win
Nick Kyrgios was on form in the Miami Open, not just tennis form but his usual outlandish self, as he hit a brilliant no-look winner, a clever underarm serve and had an argument with a member of the crowd before waving him off.
Whenever Nick Kyrgios gets on a tennis court you can pretty much guarantee there's going to be some sort of entertainment, even if it's not actually because of the tennis being played.
There are few more controversial characters in any sport right now than the Australian, outside of your usual drug takers. The Australian has all the tools to be one of the best in the world but sometimes his antics get in the way of his progress.
The 23 year old has had plenty of arguments with umpires, line judges, opponents and even his own country's tennis federation and has even stopped playing on occasions because he couldn't be bothered.
On Sunday night he faced Dusan Lajovic in the last 32 of the Miami Open. The 28 year old might only be the 44th ranked player in the world but he'd beaten Kei Nishikori in the previous round.
Kyrgios made it through in straight sets but made sure his victory came with plenty of entertainment with a no look shot and an underarm serve before seeing a crowd member escorted out for an argument:
Kyrgios' 6-3, 6-1 victory means he will next face Croatian 11th seed Borna Coric with a meeting against Nikoloz Basilashvili or Felix Auger-Aliassime a potential quarter final.
Novak Djokovic and Britain's Kyle Edmund remain potential semi final opponents whilst Roger Federer is in the other half of the draw.
This season Kyrgios has already won one tournament, the 'Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC,' earlier this month, and beat Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka, John Isner and the highly rated Alexander Zverev on the way to the title, one hell of a run.
It just shows exactly how good the Aussie can be when he puts his mind to it and last night proves that he can do it even when there's 'controversy' in his match.
Sport could do with more Nick Kyrgioses in the world.