Estoril Open: Nick Kyrgios marches into second round

Australian youngster Nick Kyrgios is through to the second round of the Estoril Open after edging over Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas in what was a heated affair.

The 20 year-old, who was playing for the first time in over a month, showed several signs of physical limitations due to his recent injury issues, despite clinching a 6-3, 6-7, 7-6 win on the day.

He breezed through the opening set, but drama ensued in the second one as Ramos-Vinalos bounced back to test the Australian teen. Krygios’ frustrations got the better of him as he was handed two code violations for audible obscenity as well as racket abuse.

With the Spaniard narrowly clinching the second one, the decider became a highly intense battle between both players and when the final set was leveled, the Australian whacked a ball out of the stadium before proceeding to win the last point and seal the victory.

Ramos-Vinolas responded to Krygios’ last act and urged the umpire to issue him a final code violation. Fortunately for Krygios, the umpire did not see him conducting the third act as he escaped from being defaulted off the tournament.

He will next face Serbian Filip Krajinovic in the second round.

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