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'Hot Chick' Makes Nick Kyrgios Lose Concentration During Laver Cup Match vs Roger Federer

Nick Kyrgios fell to a 7-6(5), 5-7, 7-10 defeat to Roger Federer on Day 2 of the Laver Cup in Geneva.

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Updated:September 21, 2019, 11:52 PM IST
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'Hot Chick' Makes Nick Kyrgios Lose Concentration During Laver Cup Match vs Roger Federer
Nick Kyrgios lost to Roger Federer for the third time in Laver Cup. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

Nick Kyrgios and Roger Federer served up an intense and fiery singles clash at the Laver Cup in Geneva, Switzerland on Saturday, where the Swiss legend came out on top.

Federer came from behind to beat Kyrgios 6-7 (5), 7-5, 10-7 to give Team Europe a 5-3 lead over Team World after the Day Session of the second day of the tournament.

With the loss, Kyrgios has now lost all three singles encounters he has played against Federer in the tournament.

While Federer held on for most part in the second set before raising the bar and taking it away in the tiebreak, Kyrgios said at one point in the second set that he got distracted because of a woman in the crowd.

After holding his serve to take a 2-1 lead in the second set, Kyrgios came back to the bench and told his teammates, "I lost concentration. I saw a really hot chick in the crowd.

"Like, I'm being jarringly honest - I'd marry her right now. Right now."

Kyrgios played a good match against Federer but was just not consistent enough to take the win for his team.

When Federer was just about staying in the match and came to the bench 4-5 down, it was Rafael Nadal who stepped up and gave him some advice to tackle Kyrgios and go for the win.

"After five shots [in the rally], you are winning more [points] than him.

"I know it's difficult because he reads the ball so well… Wait for the right one and then attack because he's not missing," Nadal told Federer.

When Federer eventually won the match in tiebreak, the stadium erupted and the crowd was on its feet to applaud the spectacle.

"I was hoping it was going to be like this. It was amazing.

"It was tough to lose that first set. I needed to get some energy, so I was just trying to stay with Nick because if you can turn it around, you can get the crowd behind you. I need some earplugs for the next match," Federer said after the match.

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