MADRID — Top-seeded Roger Federer made an early exit from the Madrid Open on Wednesday after a second round defeat to Nick Kyrgios of Australia.
Roger Federer from Switzerland returns the ball during his Madrid Open tennis tournament match against Nick Kyrgios from Australia in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
The 20-year-old from Canberra ended Federer's hopes of a fourth title at the Spanish tournament by rallying for a closely-fought 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5), 7-6 (12) victory.
Kyrgios came into the tournament after being beaten in Sunday's final of the Estoril Open by Richard Gasquet, and also losing his status as the ATP's highest-ranked teenager by turning 20.
Federer said his problem was that "I couldn't return his first serve." Federer described his game as "just a horrible performance on the return."
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