ATP Tour

Kyrgios stuns Cilic to claim first ATP title

2016-02-21 18:27
Nick Kyrgios (AP)

Marseille - Nick Kyrgios won his first ATP World Tour title on Sunday as he upset fourth seed Marin Cilic 6-2, 7-6 (7/3) in the final of the Marseille Open.

The 20-year-old Australian reached the final by defeating two top 10 players in Tomas Berdych and Richard Gasquet and he proved too good for 2014 US Open champion Cilic.

Kyrgios did not lose a set all week and did not drop serve in any of his matches.

He is the first player under the age of 21 to beat top 10 opponents in consecutive matches since Juan Martin del Potro at the 2009 US Open.

The win will also boost his world ranking which was at 41st at the start of the week.

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