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Nick Kyrgios upsets Roger Federer in 2nd round of Madrid Open

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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.

PHOTO: 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)
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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