Oct 10, 2016

    Kyrgios' 25 aces help win Japan Open


    AUSTRALIAN Nick Kyrgios fired an incredible 25 aces yesterday to win the Japan Open, pounding Belgium's David Goffin 4-6, 6-3, 7-5.

    Kyrgios rocketed serves clocking at more than 220kmh in quick succession, giving his rival little time to regain his rhythm.

    Goffin used his quick footwork and long rallies to put pressure on his opponent but Kyrgios' fearsome serves in the end overwhelmed the world's No. 14.

    The Australian, ranked 15 in the world, also showed off some sharp ground strokes and saved 11 of 12 break points to lift the trophy in two hours.

    "I think my serves are what got me out of trouble," he said. "David makes you feel like the court is small.

    "It was a tough match."