Tomic produces astonishing trick serve to beat Kyrgios on match point

14 January, 2019, 11:16 | Author: Isabel Grant
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What we might get is an indication of where each player is at just days out from the Open.

Tomic dominated proceedings to claim the straight-sets victory with scores of 6-3, 6-4, but it was not the manner of his victory that left the fans talking afterwards - it was the way he sealed his win on match point.

Cilic added: "It took me some time to recover from the emotional end to last season with the Davis Cup".

In this instance, the ball did seem to touch the ground before it was hit.

"I think we (Tomic and Kyrgios) can make deep runs at the Australian Open but also we've got de Minaur, (John) Millman, we've got so many players", Kyrgios said.

"I want to be as healthy and fresh as possible heading into next week". How this isn't match fixing is beyond me?

Kyrgios, who was knocked out in the second round at Brisbane last week, was beaten 6-3, 6-4 by friend and fellow comeback candidate Bernard Tomic in an all-Australian battle.

Nick Kyrgios
Nick Kyrgios

Both immensely talented Australians are ranked between 50 and 100 but it's Kyrgios, usually seeded at the majors, who the world's top players wanted to avoid in the early rounds.

While bouncing a ball in the preparation for a regular serve Tomic flicked another ball between his legs that landed over the net and won the match, leaving Kyrgios laughing and shaking his head.

Not only that, McNamee reckons the unorthodox Tomic actually stole the show from larger-than-life personality Kyrgios.

But the pair faced off in a low-key matchup that served as a useful warm-up for their respective campaigns at the upcoming Australian Open in Melbourne.

"It was another good training day".

"I just count money, that's all I do".

"Definitely I struggled with a lot of things a year ago, my body was one and I was going through some tough times", Kyrgios said. "But at the moment I'm happy, the last three months (of 2018) was good".

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