'I'm going to tear up again': John McEnroe's gesture stuns Nick Kyrgios

'I'm going to tear up again': John McEnroe's gesture stuns Nick Kyrgios

Round skipper, who will face Japanese comedian Tatsuma Ito in the second round, added: "Overall, it was a really solid start, especially in the second and fourth sets, which I played at a higher level".

After defeating Sonego on Tuesday, Kyrgios is through to the second round at the Australian Open.

'Novak (Djokovic) tried it last night to no avail, and said "Nick hits it a lot better than I do" and I think he's correct cause that was some good hands, ' McEnroe followed.

"This is my favourite court in the world".

Kyrgios kick-started the tennis fundraising campaign that has raised millions of dollars for victims of the devastating wildfires by promising at the ATP Cup to donate $200 for every ace he serves this month.

Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios not only defeated Italy's Lorenzo Sonego during his first Australian Open match on Tuesday night, but began his running tally of bushfire relief donations.

"I've got a day off tomorrow - I'll just do all the right things, recover, and be back out here again".

Glorifying this moment. Thank you guys so much https. "I got comfortable quite early in the match", he said.

But he rose to the challenge and the 23rd seed did so in largely drama-free fashion, keeping himself calm for most of the match.

The controversial figure, who was handed a 16-week suspended ban in September after a series of outbursts, said the whole experience had given him pause for thought. "You're going to make me tear up again".

"I felt like I was very focused today".

"Obviously it's been a pretty emotional couple of months for all of us so I wanted to come out here and put on a good performance. It's probably because of everything going on".

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