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Nick Kyrgios beats Sebastian Baez at Montreal Masters, Daniil Medvedev, Alex de Minaur, results, latest, updates

Wimbledon runner-up Nick Kyrgios blew an early lead but cruised to a 6-4, 6-4 first-round victory over Sebastian Baez at the ATP Montreal Masters on Tuesday.

World No. 37 Kyrgios was crowned in Washington last week, followed by world No. 1 Daniil Medvedev who won the crown in Los Cabos last week.

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Medvedev’s chances of retaining the top spot next month are on the line when he plays the dangerous Australian.

Kyrgios won his seventh consecutive title after losing to Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final last month.

The 27-year-old Aussie said he was in top form physically but needed to work on maintaining his mental strength for the game, which came 48 hours after lifting the trophy in the US capital.

“Physically I feel better, mentally I’m tired,” he said.

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“I haven’t had much sleep in the past few days.

“I put Washington behind me. “I’ve never played well in Montreal before, so I’m trying to make some good memories for myself.”

Kyrgios says he is looking forward to taking on Medvedev.

“It will be a great challenge and fun,” Kyrgios said. “He’s a hell of a player. He is an unusual animal.

“I want to see where my game is so I’m going to give it my best shot.” Kyrgios held a comfortable 5-1 lead in the opening set before the Argentine battled back to 4-5 before letting his group out.

The Aussies were able to stop the rot and leave nothing to chance in the second set as they sealed the victory.

Kyrgios has won 13 of his last 14 singles matches and is 28-7 this season.

Earlier, he overcame fellow Aussie Alex de Minaur in a rain-delayed match from Monday to win four of the remaining five points to add to the misery of Canada’s Denis Shapovalov 7-5, 7-6 (7/4).

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