Nick Kyrgios’ winning run at Indian Wells has come to an end in the quarterfinals – and it took the world’s most in-form player to stop him.
World No.4 Rafael Nadal recorded his 19th consecutive win of the season, overcoming Kyrgios 7-6(0) 5-7 6-4 in an enthralling two-hour and 46-minute battle today.
Kyrgios tested the Australian Open 2022 winner, almost inflicting his first loss of the year.
But the 21-time Grand Slam champion edged out victory after winning 106 points in total to Kyrgios’ 103.
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Currently ranked No.132, Kyrgios is set to return to the cusp of the world’s top 100 following his efforts in the Californian desert this week.
The 26-year-old now turns his attention to next week’s Miami Open, where he has received a main draw singles wildcard and will also play doubles alongside Thanasi Kokkinakis.
Aussies in action – Indian Wells
Men’s singles, quarterfinals
 Rafael Nadal (ESP) d [WC] Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 7-6(0) 5-7 6-4
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