Taylor Fritz advanced to the third round of the Cincinnati Open on Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Australia's Nick Kyrgios.
America's No. 1 came out on top in the clash between big servers, with 16 aces against a misfired Kyrgios, while Kyrgios only had 7 hits and 6. Double faulted out most of them.
The 11th seed Fritz took him only 51 minutes to force Australia's Kyrgios into his second loss since losing to Novak his Djokovic in the Wimbledon final.
Fritz's dominance on the serve was so strong that Kyrgios failed to take even his one break chance throughout the match, and the 24-year-old American scored his seventh. Scored three of his chances.
"I'm happy to finish my game today," said Fritz. "It's the kind of match that I really needed to give me a lot of confidence going into the next match, the US Open. A lot of things are definitely going well."
Fritz said. He then faced Russia's sixth seed Andrei Rublev, beating Italy's Fabio Fognini 6-7(7) 7-6(3) 6-2.
Fourth-seeded Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas advanced to the third round with a 6-3 6-4 win over Serbia's Filip Krajinovic. His partner in doubles this week is blockbuster American John Isner, 7-6 (5) 6-7 (5) 6-2.
It was a good day for Canada with his Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov, the seventh seed, taking the win.
Ogier His Aliassime overtakes Australia's Alex De Minaur with his 6-3 6-2, Shapovalov beats in-form American Tommy Paul with his 3-6 6-4 6-3 and set a winning streak. First time since May.
At the British Open, No. 9 seed Cameron Norrie fought back, defeating former world No. 1 Andy Murray 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. (Reporting by Steve Keating of his in Toronto; Editing by Ed Osmond)