Australian sixth seed Nick Kyrgios came back from a set down to defeat fifth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium on Sunday to win the Japan Open and his third ATP title of the season.
The 21-year-old Kyrgios needed two hours to get past the Belgian 4-6, 6-3, 7-5, serving 23 aces and saving 11 break points on his serve in the match. He managed to break Goffin's serve twice including the 11th game of the final set to claim the victory.
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Earlier this year Kyrgios lifted titles in Marseille and Atlanta.
In the first set, things went with serve until Goffin managed to break the Australians serve in the seventh game to lead 4-3. In the ninth game, Kyrgios saved three set points making Goffin serve out the set, which he did comfortably to win it 6-4.
Kyrgios turned things around in the second set by claiming his opponents serve in the fifth game after saving five break points the game before to lead 4-1.
Things then went with serve for Kyrgios to even things up winning the set 6-3.
In the decider, Kyrgios saved two break points in the second game and the match proceeded with both players having service break opportunities.
Then in the 11th game, Goffin dropped his serve, for Kyrgios to serve out the match winning it 7-5.
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Kyrgios earned 500 Emirates ATP Rankings Points and got $310,330 for his trouble while Goffin won 300 points and $145,750.
After his victory, Kyrgios told fans that he would be returning to defend the title.
"It was a great week and I'll be here again," 21-year-old Kyrgios said. "I'm going to come here, for sure, for my whole career."
"David (Goffin) makes you feel like the court is very small. My serve got me out of trouble today.
"I enjoyed playing in front of the great crowd here. They’re very enthusiastic and very respectful. I have always loved playing in Japan."
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