Nick Kyrgios wins first meeting with world No. 2 Novak Djokovic

Sep 3, 2016; New York, NY, USA; Nick Kyrgios of Australia gestures after winning a point against Ilya Marchenko of Ukraine (not pictured) on day six of the 2016 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 3, 2016; New York, NY, USA; Nick Kyrgios of Australia gestures after winning a point against Ilya Marchenko of Ukraine (not pictured) on day six of the 2016 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports /
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Nick Kyrgios upsets the world No. 2 in a quarterfinals match at the 2017 Mexican Open. It’s his first win over Novak Djokovic.

Nick Kyrgios put on a display against the world No. 2 in Acapulco.

The young Australian tennis player faced Serbian Novak Djokovic in a quarterfinals match at the 2017 Mexican Open. It was the first ATP singles meeting between the two players.

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Kyrgios did the impossible, solidifying his reputation as one of the rising stars in the sport. The Australian tennis player is the current world No. 17.

He has three career ATP singles titles to his name. Now, Kyrgios has a chance at a fourth in Acapulco. He defeats Djokovic 7-6 (11-9) 7-5. The match lasted just under two hours.

If the young Australian player hopes to reach the finals match in Acapulco, he must conquer American tennis player Sam Querrey in the semifinals. The American also accomplished a major upset, defeating fourth seeded player Dominic Thiem in his quarterfinals match.

Querrey defeats Thiem 6-1, 7-5.

Nick Kyrgios has scoreboard over Sam Querrey. The two, however, have only face one another in competitive singles action once throughout their careers. Kyrgios is 1-0 against Querrey, defeating the American in a 2016 match.

The loss is a disappointment to Djokovic. Playing in his first tournament since the Australian Open, the world No. 2 was hoping to continue advancing at the Mexican Open. He did have two strong wins in his earlier round matches, but the loss to Kyrgios forces him into reset mode yet again.

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