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Raonic into second round with straight-sets victory over Kyrgios

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Milos Raonic of Canada plays a forehand in his first round match against Nick Kyrgios of Australia during day two of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 15, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia.

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ByEurosport
15/01/2019 at 09:56 | Updated 15/01/2019 at 12:40

Milos Raonic put in a consummate performance as he beat home hope Nick Kyrgios 6-4 7-6(5) 6-4 to progress to the second round of the Australian Open.

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World number 17 Raonic produced a flawless serving display to set up a second-round clash with Stan Wawrinka.

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Raonic fired down 30 aces in a hugely dominant performance against an under par Kyrgios, who called for the trainer on numerous occasions.

Kyrgios said his knee had nothing to do with the result and paid Raonic full credit for serving up a storm in the one-sided clash.

He then snapped at a reporter for asking about the injury.

"I don't know why we're talking about it. I literally just said it had nothing to do with my loss," he said.

"Really pointless to keep asking me questions about it."

The loss could see the Australian star drop out of the top 50 in the world, as the Canadian improved to head-to-head record of 4-3.

With additional reporting from agencies

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