New Delhi: Australia’s Nick Kyrgios defeated Ryan Harrison of the United States 6-4, 6-2 on Sunday in order to win the Brisbane International tennis tournament and claim his first trophy of 2018. Also Read - Australian Open 2021: Nick Kyrgios MOCKS Tennis World No 1 Novak Djokovic's Victory Celebration | WATCH VIDEO
The Australian champion, ranked World No.21, needed one hour and 13 minutes to defeat his rival, World No.47. Also Read - Australian Open 2021: Novak Djokovic Overcomes Injury to Beat Taylor Fritz; Dominic Thiem Ousts Nick Kyrgios in Epic-Thriller
“I felt good all week. I felt right at home,” said Kyrgios, third seed, after his first win in Australia. Also Read - Australian Open 2021: Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams Advance Into Third Round; Former Champion Stan Wawrinka, Bianca Andreescu Suffer Losses
Thanking the spectators, he said: “Every time I stepped out here you gave me such great support. I love playing in front of you guys even though sometimes it may not seem that way. But I do. I really appreciate it.”
Kyrgios overpowered Harrison in the same manner as in their previous two clashes — Tokyo 2016 and Madrid 2017 — without conceding any set.
Sunday’s win was the fourth title in the 22-year-old Australian’s short career, after three trophies in 2016 in Tokyo, Atlanta and Marseille. (With IANS inputs)