Nick Kyrgios wrapped up an impressive 6-2 7-6(3) 7-6 victory over Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego at the Melbourne Arena, sending down 14 aces – a further $2,800 towards bushfire relief.
The game came to a halt mid-way through the second set when the lights went out. Fans took out their phones and waved them around in the semi-darkness.
“I was just really excited to get out here, obviously it’s been an emotional couple of months for all of us,” he said.
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John McEnroe thanked Kyrgios for his bushfire relief efforts, and announced that he would donate another $1,000 for every set Kyrgios wins at the Australian Open this year.