Nick Kyrgios vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2018 Australian Open Pick, Odds, Prediction


Yelling in French at the offending fan, Tsonga ignored the chair umpire's warnings to calm down and was given a code violation for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Kyrgios has only face world number 15 Tsonga once previously, with the Frenchman securing the win past year in Marseille in three sets. "I didn't really know what was going on", Kyrgios said.

"It's not fair. It's not fair".

"The guy in the crowd was insane, I didn't really know what was going on".

"I'll have some food, have a good night's rest, see how I feel", he said.

The Australian had a bit of a letdown in the second set but proved the king of the tie-break, winning five points in a row in the final one and celebrating his victory with an exuberant pump of the fists. I think that was the greatest thing I've done in my life, ' he said. "I did a big fight today, it's not easy to play against these young guns - they go for everything", said 32-year-old Tsonga.

The freaky tennis match also saw the umpire smashed in the temple thanks to a loose backhand from Kyrgios' opponent Viktor Troicki. Tsonga didn't start playing with energy until the fourth set tiebreak, and he still almost lost the fifth set before making a monster comeback to steal the match.

Perhaps he might surface if Kyrgios hits a rough stretch during what's going to be a tough match against No. 3 seed Grigor Dimitrov in the next round.

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Kyrgios was pushed all the way by Tsonga, who was in impressive form himself, with both regularly exchanging blows throughout a fabulous night on Rod Laver Arena, which was enjoyed by a packed house including Hollywood megastar Will Smith.

"I think previous year I probably would have been still out on the court right now, could be losing that match", he said.

Ostapenko, playing with a heavily bandaged thigh, dominated the second set but was unable to sustain her level. We have yet to see the old Kyrgios who doesn't really care and kind of just out their winging it, which is scary for the rest of the competition.

Australia's Nick Kyrgios won an electric four-setter with his idol Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to advance to the round of 16 at the Australian Open on Friday. He beat me at the US Open so I knew what to expect and what I had to do.

"The helicopter, that's when I was thinking like, of course, it's at my match".

Dimitrov, who ended past year by winning the ATP Finals at the O2 Arena in London, has been in patchy form in the opening weeks of the new season and was again below his best as he beat Russia's Andrey Rublev 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. The ensuing tiebreak was thrilling, with the Frenchman holding an early minibreak and having a set point, though Kyrgios was able to rally off the final three points to take a two sets to one lead. "I've always played the same way".

Two unforced errors from Troicki gifted Kyrgios a break at the start of the second set and he then dipped into his bag of dinks and chips, and slapped winners to take a two-set lead.