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Nick Kyrgios - Radu Albot
US Open men - 29 August 2018

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"It's tough conditions tonight and I'm happy I got through it," says Kyrgios, who saved 12 of 15 break points.

When asked about his second-round opponent: "Right now I'm just thiking about getting some dinner, I'm pretty hungry."

Nick Kyrgios, everyone.

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Kyrgios will face Pierre-Hugues Herbert in R2.

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Kyrgios wins 7-5 2-6 6-4 6-2!

The Aussie cruised through the final hour of the match and was a different plkayer after breaking in the third set. Before that, his effort levels were questionable.

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KYRGIOS 7-5 2-6 6-4 5-2 ALBOT: Kyrgios has triple match point!

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KYRGIOS 7-5 2-6 6-4 5-1 ALBOT: Oh boy. Kyrgios, with the chance to break to win the match, runs for a ball and attmpts a 'tweener. It doesn't work.

It's so unnecessary, but it's amusing and the kind of shot he wouldn't have run for in the last set.

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KYRGIOS 7-5 2-6 6-4 5-1 ALBOT: Kyrgios hits another huge second serve to go 30-15. He follow sup immeditaly with an ace and then swiftly takes the game.

Albot will now serve to stay in the match.

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KYRGIOS 7-5 2-6 6-4 4-1 ALBOT: Kyrgios hits yet another unsuccessful dropshot attempt and Albot pulls one back.

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KYRGIOS 7-5 2-6 6-4 4-0 ALBOT: Kyrgios holds and is now playing much nearer his full potential.

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KYRGIOS 7-5 2-6 6-4 2-0 ALBOT: After breaking for 1-0, Kyrgios takles a 2-0 lead in the fourth.

He's hot 24 aces to Albot's six.

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KYRGIOS 7-5 2-6 6-4 0-0 ALBOT: Kyrgios hits a wonderful forehand down the line to claim the first point of the fourth set.

It's talent that he hasn't quite shown enough of tonight.

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KYRGIOS 7-5 2-6 6-4 ALBOT: Kyrgios wins the third set! Albot leaves court once again while the Aussie sits courtside. He has the momentum to take this match in the next set now.

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KYRGIOS 7-5 2-6 5-4 ALBOT: Kyrgios is serving for the third set. He's been a lot more consistent in this set than the last.

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Banter

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Between games, Kyrgios continues to communicate with his team about some kind of malady with his leg. He's moving very slowly between points, too.

Perhaps that explains his low effort levels tonight.

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KYRGIOS 7-5 2-6 3-3 ALBOT: Albot saves break point in a rally where Kyrgios plays a few more soft dropshots.

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KYRGIOS 7-5 2-6 1-1 ALBOT: Some lip reading experts on Twitter are clainming that Jyrgios is complaining that his legs are in bad shape. "I can't move," he is reportedly saying, with much fruitier word choices.

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Albot leaves court to get changes while Kyrgios stares into space while occasionally muttering to someone in the stands.

After waving the white flag in the second set, the Aussie has it all to do.

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KYRGIOS 7-5 2-6 ALBOT: Albot takes the second set! The Moldovan easily returns a second consecutive half-hearted dropshot from Kyrgios.

Another strange set from the Aussie.

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An extreme view, but not an unpopular one in the Twittersphere tonight...

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KYGIOS 7-5 2-4 ALBOT: Albot hits another winner as a result of a half-hearted Jyrgios return.

In the next point, Kyrgios watches the ball and barely breaks a jog as it lands in the middle of the court.

It's unclear what is going on in his head tonight.

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KYRGIOS 7-5 2-4 ALBOT: Kygios pulls a game back, despite continuing to give an "I'm not really trying that hard" vibe.

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It's a bold strategy, returning mixed results...

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KYRGIOS 7-5 1-3 ALBOT: What a shot from Albot! The Moldovan returns a Kyrgios dropshot with a sublime slice dropshot of his own.

He wins the set and Kyrgios goes down a break.

It's a very strange game for the Aussie, made strange by the interesting camera angles we have on the broadcast on Louis Armstrong.

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KYRGIOS 7-5 1-2 ALBOT: Kyrgios hits his 11th ace of the game.

With a serve like that, he can afford to take the myriad of risks he takes during points.

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KYRGIOS 7-5 ALBOT: Kyrgios earns a couple of set points and takes it 7-5 with a huge forward winner.

That set certainly had its ups and downs for the Aussie, but he's ahead.

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KYRGIOS 6-5 ALBOT: Kyrgios will now serve for the first set. He's hitting some big serves and good points, but seems to be "conserving energy" at some points.

Albot's best US Open performance before tonight saw him lose in the third round to Sam Querrey last year.

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KYRGIOS 4-4 ALBOT: Kyrgios saves break point and then wins the game with a lob. Albot attempts a 'tweener that hit the net.

Yes, you read that correctly: someone hit a 'tweener in a Kyrgios match and it wasn't Kyrgios.

FYI: One of Kyrgios' second serves was 140mph.

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KYRGIOS 3-4 ALBOT: The Moldovan hits a couple of massive forehand winners to take a 4-3 lead. Then, once again, Kyrgios hits an ace on the opening point of his service game.

The Aussie is also hitting some very powerful second serves today.

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KYRGIOS 3-3 ALBOT: Kyrgios brings out his A-game for that last game. Honours even!

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KYRGIOS 2-3 ALBOT: The Aussie breaks to get back in the set. He hits an incredibly hard forehand down the line on the first point of his next service game.

Kyrgios is slowly getting into this one.

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KYRGIOS 1-3 ALBOT: The Aussie was determined to make amends for that previous dropshot and hits a perfect one on the next point!

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KYRGIOS 1-3 ALBOT: Albot breaks to pull ahead. Kyrgios tried to catch his opponent out with a dropshot at the net but Albot puts the gas on to reach it for a dropshot of his own!

The underdog looks up for this.

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KYRGIOS 1-2 ALBOT: Albot continues to hold serve; a good start from the Moldovan. The Aussie hasn't had the most positive body language thus far.

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KYRGIOS 1-1 ALBOT: The Aussie repsonds by breezing through his first service game.

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KYRGIOS 0-1 ALBOT: The Moldovan holds for his opening game. In the first point of the second, Kyrgios repsonds with a powerful ace.

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And we're off! Albot serves first.

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The players are warming up. Krygios' hoodie is off and he looks rather natty in a blue and white striped shirt.

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The players are on court. Despite the 95F heat, Kyrgios has made the bold choice of coming on court in a hoodie.

The stands at the brand-new Louis Armstrong court are far from full, but that should change when the action gets underway.

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The sun is going down but it's been a scorcher in New York today, peaking at 36C (97F) with the humidity currently at 46%.

There have been four heat-related retirements for the men today.

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