Shanghai - Kei Nishikori overcame a stiff
challenge from an emotional Nick Kyrgios to advance to the third round of the
Shanghai Masters with a 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 win on Wednesday.
After winning the first set in 30 minutes,
Kyrgios began to unravel at the end of the second set when he smacked a ball in
frustration toward the baseline, causing a line judge to bend to avoid being
The Australian was assessed a code
violation and dropped his serve at love, losing the set. Kyrgios then saved
three match points in the third set before Nishikori finally closed it out.
Kyrgios was fined $1 500 for an
"audible obscenity" in his first-round match in Shanghai. He faces
suspension from the ATP tour if he reaches $5 000 in fines before February.