Sport Tennis Nick Kyrgios beats Ivo Karlovic to make Miami Open last 16

Nick Kyrgios beats Ivo Karlovic to make Miami Open last 16

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Nick Kyrgios defeated big-serving Ivo karlovic in three sets. Photo: AAP
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A frustrated Nick Kyrgios has prevailed over big-serving Ivo Karlovic in three tough sets to progress to the fourth round of the Miami Open.

The Australian was never broken in the 6-4 6-7 (7-4) 7-6 victory at Key Biscayne on Monday (Tuesday AEDT), winning the deciding tie-breaker 7-2.

He displayed his frustration by banging his racquet into the court or onto his shoe when his Croatian opponent, who won 94 per cent of points on serve, refused to yield in the second set.

But Kyrgios, seeded 12th, regained his composure to reach the fourth round of his fourth straight ATP tournament.

Meanwhile, Roger Federer moved into the fourth round, beating No.4 seed Juan Martin del Potro 6-3 6-4.

The 35-year-old Federer, who was facing the 29th-seeded del Potro for the first time since 2013, never lost serve and improved to 15-1 this year.

He broke del Potro twice, once in each set, and that was all he needed.

“A good match overall,” said Federer, the 2005 and 2006 champion on Key Biscayne.

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