Nick Kyrgios vs. Alex de Minaur: Score, highlights and result from Canadian Open match

Nick Kyrgios has dominated his first ever match against fellow Australian Alex de Minaur winning their round of 16 clash at the Canadian Open 6-2 6-3.

Both Australians have found form over the past month with Kyrgios winning the Citi Open and De Minaur triumphing at the Atlanta Open. 

Kyrgios beat world number one Daniil Medvedev to set up the all-Aussie showdown and started the match in dominant fashion. 

The 27-year-old raced to a 4-0 lead in the first set and would wrap it up in 23 minutes. 

De Minaur showed more fight in the second set, breaking Kyrgios twice, but struggled to hold serve himself as Kyrgios won the match in just over an hour. 

The Wimbledon finalist has now won nine straight singles matches and will face Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals at the Canadian Open.

Nick Kyrgios vs. Alex de Minaur score

  1st Set  2nd Set
Nick Kyrgios 6 6
Alex de Minaur 2 3

Nick Kyrgios vs. Alex de Minaur blog and highlights

Game, set, match: Kyrgios breaks straight back to win the match 6-2 6-3. A sloppier second set from Kyrgios but he still proved too strong for De Minaur. 

Second set, 5-3: De Minaur with a surprise break having been down 30-0. Kyrgios keeps talking to his box with that lack of focus proving costly. 

Second set, 5-2: Kyrgios with another break as he closes in on winning the game in about an hour. 

Second set, 4-2: Despite starting the game by berating his box, Kyrgios holds serve without too much fuss. Now just two games away from winning the match. 

Second set, 3-2: De Minaur holds for the first time in a while in a game the younger Aussie dominated. 

Second set, 3-1: Kyrgios holds serve but De Minaur showing much more fight so far in this set. 

Second set, 2-1: Neither player yet to hold serve in this second set as Kyrgios breaks De Minaur for a fourth time in this match. Bit of drama in this one with a loose ball forcing one of their points to be replayed, much to Kyrgios’ frustration. 

Second set, 1-1: De Minaur hits back, winning the game with his first break point of the match. Kyrgios now venting some his frustration to his box.   

Second set, 1-0: Kyrgios once again claims the early break with De Minaur making a number of unforced errors as he was pushed around the court. 

First set, 6-2: The first set is won comfortably by Kyrgios in under 25 minutes. De Minaur looked out of his depth at times after being broken twice early but did manage to show some fight towards the end. 

First set 5-2: De Minaur starting to assert himself on serve and wins that game to love courtesy of some aggresive net play. 

First set, 5-1: Kyrgios closing in on taking the first set as he holds serve comfortably with another ace. 

First set, 4-1: De Minaur finally gets on the board as he holds serve for the first time. Despite losing the first point, he showed some confidence coming to the net and was rewarded. 

First set, 4-0: While Kyrgios finally dropped a point on serve, he was never troubled and strolls towards taking the first set in under 30 minutes. 

First set, 3-0: De Minaur broken again with Kyrgios dominating this match so far and on that occasion winning the game at 40-15. Only nine minutes have passed here and Kyrgios is wasting no time. 

First set, 2-0: Kyrgios holds serve to love with De Minaur struggling to deal with his fellow Australian’s power and mix of shots. 

First set, 1-0: Kyrgios gets the early break after De Minaur makes an error defending a second break point. 

Pre-match: We aren’t too far away from the action getting underway in Montreal with both players now out on court warming up. 

Pre-match: Kyrgios comes into this match after beating world number one Daniil Medvedev last time out and noted afterwards that he believes he is one of the best tennis players in the world right now. 

Pre-match: The winner of this match will face Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals after the eighth-seed overcame Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-7 (6-8) 6-2 7-6 (7-3). 

Pre-match: The start of this clash has been pushed back over two hours as a result of rain and will now take place on Rogers Court rather than Centre Court with play expected to begin in about 15 minutes. 

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