Mexico Open: Djokovic knocked out by Kyrgios

World No. 2 Novak Djokovic was sent crashing out of the ATP Mexico Open on Thursday after being upset in straight sets by sixth-seeded Nick Kyrgios in the first ever meeting between the two.

The top-seeded Djokovic, who was back in action this week for the first time since his shock second-round exit at the Australian Open, looked rusty in losing 7-6 (11/9), 7-5.   -  AP

World No. 2 Novak Djokovic was sent crashing out of the ATP Mexico Open on Thursday after being upset in straight sets by sixth-seeded Nick Kyrgios in the first ever meeting between the two.

The top-seeded Djokovic, who was back in action this week for the first time since his shock second-round exit at the Australian Open in January, looked rusty in losing 7-6 (11/9), 7-5 in the quarterfinal of the hardcourt tournament.

The 21-year-old Kyrgios kept Djokovic off his game with an overpowering serve and precision groundstrokes as he blasted 25 aces and won 81 per cent of his first-serve points in the one hour, 47 minute match.

Kyrgios will meet big-serving American Sam Querrey for a place in the final.

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