Local hope Nick Kyrgios powers to Brisbane title

  • Local hope Nick Kyrgios powers to Brisbane title

Local hope Nick Kyrgios powers to Brisbane title

The 6-4 6-2 win was his fourth title on the ATP tour and his first on home soil.

"I can't take a medical time out for taping but he can have one for getting changed?" he said. As the week went on, I started serving better and hitting the ball better, " Kyrgios said.

"I obviously played pretty well last week so it'll be OK".

One of the weirder and more light hearted tennis moments you will see has ended with Alexander Averev lying with Nick Kyrgios on the court after the Russian smashed him in the mouth.

But the packed crowd at the Pat Rafter Arena saw only his brilliant side, with Harrison having no answer to the mercurial Australian's huge serve and stunning all-court play. Kyrgios became the second Australian to lift the trophy in the tournament's 10-year history after Lleyton Hewitt in 2014. "Imagine how I feel". But Harrison went on a roll to win the last four points of the tiebreaker to level the match, then got two early breaks to lead 4-0 in the third set to take control of the match.

He fired down 17 aces in the two sets while Harrison's normally strong serve began to falter.

Kyrgios held his ground and struck back at the first chance he got with a pair of forehand shots delivering a critical break before an ace settled the first set within 37 minutes.

A week later Harrison and Kokkinakis had to be separated by officials during a fiery match, with Harrison reportedly saying "Wawrinka should've decked Kyrgios and I should deck that kid".

Kyrgios and Hewitt won the match. "But I do - I really appreciate it". "I love playing in front of you guys, even though sometimes it may not seem that way!"