Kyrgios demoralises opponent with nonchalant winner

Nick Kyrgios was way too good for Nikoloz Basilashvili in the first round in China, as he showed with this cheeky winner.

 

We all know the Aussie loves to whip out his customary 'tweener', but this was next level.

During his straight-sets victory on Tuesday, Kyrgios completely demoralised Basilashvili with one of the most nonchalant tweeners you'll ever see.

Stop it! Image: Tennis TV

In his first tour-level match since a shattering Davis Cup semi-final loss to David Goffin, Kyrgios cleaned up the Georgian 6-1 6-2 in less than an hour.

At one point, Kyrgios looked like the rematch wouldn't eventuate this week.

After racing through the first set in 26 minutes, the 22-year-old complained of feeling sick in the stomach and suffering asthma early in the second.

He called for the tournament doctor and required courtside treatment.

"I was feeling fine and then, all of a sudden, one game," he said before taking a pill and resuming to hold to love the next game and then breaking Basilashvili for a third time to surge ahead 3-2.

Another break and then his 12th ace and the match was all over after just 55 minutes.

with AAP

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