Australia's Nick Kyrgios serves to the United States' Sam Querrey at the Mexican Open in Acapulco.
Australia's Nick Kyrgios serves to the United States' Sam Querrey at the Mexican Open in Acapulco. Enric Marti

Kyrgios bows out in Mexico semi-finals

A DAY after conquering world No.2 Novak Djokovic to reach the semi-finals of the Mexican Open, Australian Nick Kyrgios has been knocked out by Sam Querrey.

Playing for a place in the final against Rafael Nadal, Kyrgios won the first set but ultimately fell to the unseeded American 3-6 6-1 7-5.

The sixth-seeded Kyrgios required treatment on his elbow at the end of the second set.

Nadal made the final after beating Croatia's Marin Cilic 6-1 6-2.

"It does not get any easier tomorrow, it will be the toughest test," Querrey said after beating Kyrgios.

"I played great today, but I need to play even better tomorrow to beat Nadal."

News Corp Australia

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