US Open UU .: Nick Kyrgios sent the luggage when Andrey Rublev reached the last 16
NEW YORK: Nick Kyrgios full of events United States Open finished in the third round as russian Andrey Rublev diverted the burning Australian 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5), 6-3 into a battle of great servants on Saturday.
Rublev looked at the task from the beginning and proved to be unperturbed under the lights of Arthur Ashe Stadium against Kyrgios, who complained several times before his team in the box for not being able to see.
The Australian seemed to have no problems with his vision in the service, however, at one point he shot four consecutive aces in a 40-second game to force a tiebreaker in the first set. He saved two set points before sending a setback just to lose the first game.
Kyrgios got his first two break opportunities while leading 3-2 in the second set, but Rublev defeated them both.
The couple remained in service to bring another tiebreaker and while Kyrgios jumped to a 4-0 lead, Rublev took seven of the next eight points to snatch the set and take control of the game.
The final set remained in service until Rublev got the rest he needed and immediately consolidated for a 5-2 lead that sent him on his way.
Kyrgios lost despite reducing 30 aces to Rublev's 12 and earning almost 90% of his first service points, while saving three of the four break points he faced.
After appearing in the headlines this week for his comments and his behavior on the court, Kyrgios avoided the controversy on Saturday, but shouted whistleblower in the direction of a line judge who had gone to the chair judge to denounce a rude language.
Rublev will then face Italian Matteo Berrettini, who beat Australian Alexei Popyrin on Saturday morning.