AUSTRALIA’S bad boy of tennis, Nick Kyrgios, has had a stunning win at the Malaysia Open to grab a spot in the quarter finals.
The seventh-seeded Aussie chalked up a 6-3 6-2 win in under an hour over Tatsuma Ito of Japan, to set up a difficult encounter with huge-serving Croatian Ivo Karlovic.
Karlovic thundered down 18 aces in his second-round clash to beat Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili 7-5 4-6 6-3.
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Kyrgios admitted he faces a tough test against Karlovic but said he’s satisfied with how he’s playing.
“I came out strongly and I was comfortable throughout the game,” Kyrgios said.
“I know I will get chances and I have to take them.”