Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios played through a groin injury to beat Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus in the opening round of the Madrid Open on Monday.Playing in his first match since the death of his grandfather, Kyrgios delivered 14 aces to cruise past Baghdatis 7-6 (7-1) 6-4 to advance in the clay-court tournament.
He made barely any errors and smashed a large number of winners past the World No 1.
Most of those winners were off his mighty forehand, which is arguably his most dangerous weapon.
"On Friday I woke up at three in the morning with pain, a discomfort I had never felt before," the 14-time grand slam winner told a news conference on Monday.
I went to the doctor and he told me I had an ear infection. It has caused me headaches and I've been feeling dizzy," the Spaniard said, via Sydney Morning Herald.
Murray is well aware of it after their Davis Cup meeting in the fervour of Naples in April.
Fabio Fognini is temperamental and doesn’t have the best record on grass – and yet he is dangerous when underestimated.
If you’ve ever admired the versatility, athleticism and stamina of a decathlete, you’ll admire the German Shorthaired Pointer.
The prospect of Andy Murray coming up against one of the most combustible men on the ATP tour in the next round loomed large at one point, when Italy’s Fabio Fognini, the 16th seed, led 20th seed Kevin Anderson by two sets to one – and one warning to love.
Today, Sydney welcomes the world's best men's and women's players in the week prior the Australian Open.