Date: Oct 13, 2015
Taiwanese No. 1 Lu Yen-hsun crashed out of the first round of the Shanghai
Masters yesterday, while controversial Australian Nick Kyrgios swept aside Andreas Haider-Maurer in straight sets to set up a second-round clash with Japan’s Kei Nishikori.
Qualifier Lu fell to a 6-3, 6-3 defeat to world No. 18 Dominic Thiem of Austria in 1 hour, 17 minutes.
Outspoken Australian Kyrgios, who fired 13 aces and saved all five break points in a 6-3, 6-2 win over his Austrian opponent, had no illusions about the task ahead.
“Kei’s one of the best players in the world right now,” Kyrgios said. [FULL STORY]