Nick Kyrgios vs. Alex de Minaur: Score, highlights and result from Canadian Open match

Nick Kyrgios has dominated his first match against fellow Australian Alex de Minaur to win the round of 16 at the Canadian Open 6-2, 6-3.

Both Australians have found form over the past month as Kyrgios won the Citi Open and De Minaur triumphed at the Atlanta Open.

Kyrgios defeated world number one Daniil Medvedev to set up the all-Australia showdown and started the match in dominant fashion.

The 27-year-old took a 4-0 lead in the first set and would wrap it up in 23 minutes.

De Minaur showed more struggle in the second set, breaking Kyrgios twice but struggling to hold as Kyrgios won the match in just over an hour.

The Wimbledon finalist has now won nine straight singles matches and meets Hubert Hurkacz in the Canadian Open quarterfinals.

Score between Nick Kyrgios and Alex de Minaur

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Nick Kyrgios 6 6
Alex from Minaur 2 3

Nick Kyrgios vs Alex de Minaur Blog and Highlights

Game set victory: Kyrgios breaks straight back to win the match 6-2, 6-3. A sloppy second set from Kyrgios but he still proved too strong for De Minaur.

Second movement, 5-3: De Minaur with a surprise break after being 30-0 down. Kyrgios continues to talk to his box, though this lack of concentration proves costly.

Second set, 5-2: Kyrgios with another break as he wins the game in about an hour.

Second set, 4-2: Despite starting the game with a smack to his box, Kyrgios holds at love without too much fuss. Now there are only two games left to win.

Second set, 3-2: De Minaur holds for the first time in a game dominated by the younger Australian.

Second set, 3-1: Kyrgios holds, but De Minaur shows a lot more combat in this set so far.

Second set, 2-1: Neither player held in that second set as Kyrgios De Minaur broke for the fourth time in the game. A bit of drama in this game with a loose ball forcing one of their points to be replayed, much to Kyrgio’s frustration.

Second set, 1:1: De Minaur hits back and wins the game with his first break point of the game. Kyrgios is now venting some frustration on his box.

Second set, 1-0: Kyrgios again claimed the early break, with De Minaur making a series of unforced errors as he was shoved around the pitch.

First set, 6-2: Kyrgios easily wins the first set in under 25 minutes. De Minaur looked overwhelmed at times after breaking twice early but managed to show some struggle towards the end.

First set 5-2: De Minaur starts to assert himself on serve and wins this game thanks to aggressive net play.

First set, 5-1: Kyrgios is getting closer to winning the first set while comfortably holding serve with another ace.

First set, 4-1: De Minaur finally gets on the board as he serves for the first time. Despite losing the first point, he showed some confidence when he got to the net and was rewarded.

First set, 4-0: While Kyrgios finally dropped a point on serve, he has never been troubled and saunters towards winning the opener in under 30 minutes.

First set, 3-0: De Minaur broke again with Kyrgios dominating this match so far, winning the game 40-15 on this occasion. Only nine minutes have passed here and Kyrgios is wasting no time.

First set, 2-0: Kyrgios holds serve to make love with De Minaur, who struggles with his fellow Australian’s power and mix of punches.

First set, 1-0: Kyrgios gets the early break after De Minaur made a mistake defending a second break point.

Before the game: We’re not too far from the action starting in Montreal as both players are now on the pitch warming up.

Before the game: Kyrgios comes into this match after beating world number one Daniil Medvedev last time and later commented that he thinks he is one of the best tennis players in the world right now.

Before the game: The winner of that game will face Hubert Hurkacz in the quarterfinals after the eighth seed defeated Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-7 (6-8) 6-2 7-6 (7-3).

Before the game: The start of this clash has been delayed by two hours due to rain and will now take place on Rogers Court rather than Center Court with play expected to start in around 15 minutes.

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