Kirsten Flipkens

Kyrgios stuns Djokovic to reach Mexican Open semifinals

Australia's Nick Kyrgios used a barrage of 25 aces to defeat top-seeded Novak Djokovic 7-6 (9), 7-5 early Friday morning and reach the semifinals of the Mexican Open.

Kyrgios blasted 16 aces in the first set to beat Djokovic in his first match against the second-best player in the world and will play against American Sam Querrey in one of the semifinals.

Spaniard Rafael Nadal will face off against Croatia's Marin Cilic in the other.

"It's a big win," Kyrgios said. "I was a little bit nervous because I'm sure the crowd was rooting for Novak. He's one of the greatest players of all time, but I'm playing with confidence. My serve is the best part of my...

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