#NextGen Kyrgios Earns Another Top 10 Win In Rome
Aussie behind only Djokovic in Top 10 wins this season
#NextGen star Nick Kyrgios earned his fifth Top 10 win of the season on Wednesday as he dismissed World No. 10 Milos Raonic in straight sets at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia. The World No. 20 won almost 80 per cent of his first-serve points and hit six aces to beat the Canadian 7-6(5), 6-3 and move into the third round.
The 21 year old is now 5-4 against Top 10 opponents this year, second to only World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in his number of elite victories. Djokovic is 12-0 this season against the world's best players.
Kyrgios also improved to 3-2 in his FedEx ATP Head2Head rivalry against Raonic. The Aussie has won their past three matches, including another straight-sets win earlier this year at the Miami Open presented by Itau.
After he edged Raonic in the first set tie-break on Wednesday, Kyrgios grabbed two breaks in the second set to advance. Raonic also struggled to win first-serve points in the second set. He won 85 per cent of those points in the first set, but just 60 per cent in the second.