Nick Kyrgios wins maiden title in Marseille

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Nick Kyrgios has won his maiden ATP title defeating former US Open winner Marin Cilic 6-2 7-6(3) in the final of the Marseille Open.

In what has been an extremely colourful career so far, it was arguably his finest week on the tour, even surpassing his notable quarter-final appearance at Wimbledon two years ago.

The Aussie youngster defeated world No.10 Richard Gasquet in the quarter-final and world No.8 in the world, Tomas Berdych in the semi-final. Kyrgios became the first player under the age of 21 to beat two top 10 players in the same tournament since Juan Martin del Potro did in 2009.


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It was also his first wins against Cilic and Berdych on the ATP tour, however, it was only his second victory in six meetings with Gasquet.

Having not dropped a set or his serve all week, Kyrgios played close to faultless tennis to win his much deserved first title.

In the final against Cilic, he broke the Croatian twice in the opening set, and although the second set went to a tie-break, the Australian held his nerve throughout.

Kyrgios has been known to have a bit of a love-hate relationship with his fans back home, and the game of Tennis in general with tantrums being quite common. Last year, he said: "I don't want to be here" during a Davis Cup clash.

A complex figure without question but 2016 has started promisingly, firstly winning the Hopman Cup in January and now this victory.

His ranking will rise significantly from its current position of 41 in the world.

Kyrgios is a player that all the elite players fear and respect because of his extreme talent and this victory only further tipped his journey to stardom.

One thing is for sure, it's going to be an intriguing next stage of his career.

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