A composed Daniil Medvedev took all that mercurial Australian Nick Kyrgios and the home crowd could throw at him to march into the third round at the Australian Open on Thursday.
The Russian world No 2 and title favourite served out a 7-6 (1), 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 win over the 115th-ranked Kyrgios in 2hr 58min. It was a madhouse inside Rod Laver Arena with the unpredictable Kyrgios dealing out all his assortment of unplayable serves and tweeners before a partisan home crowd, while embroiled in a running battle with the chair umpire.
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