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Nick Kyrgios - Rogério Dutra Silva
Australian Open men - 15 January 2018

Australian Open – Follow the Tennis match between Nick Kyrgios and Rogério Dutra Silva live with Eurosport. The match starts at 08:00 on 15 January 2018. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
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09:32

Kyrgios 6-1 6-2 6-4 Dutra Silva

A pair of lovely forehands give Kyrgios 30-15, and a big serve elicits a net return; two match-points. Serve down the middle, nondescript return, pick-up takes the net cord, and Dutra silva balloons his backhand. Kyrgios is through, looking good, and will play the tricky Troicki next.

09:28 

Kyrgios 6-1 6-2 5-4 Dutra Silva

Kyrgios is also in the Stabilo Boss outfit and has broken in the third set so Dutra Silva is now serving to stay in the match; he manages it, but in 90 seconds Kyrgios will serve for the match,

09:12 

Kyrgios 6-1 6-2 1-2 Dutra Silva

We're on serve in the third.

08:57

Kyrgios 6-1 6-2 Dutra Silva

Kyrgios is finding this very easy indeed.

08:39

Kyrgios 6-1 3-1 Dutra Silva

I don't have pictures of this one, but Kyrgios has broken sharpish and is, I've just been informed, playing very nicely.

08:38

Kyrgios 6-1 Dutra Silva

Well that didn't take very long. Kyrgios has raced through that first set in round about half an hour.

08:25

Kyrgios 3-1 Dutra Silva

Kyrgios is away, breaking Dutra Silva to give him control of this first set.

08:19 

Kyrgios 2-1 Dutra Silva

We're still on serve here. I wonder, can this be Kyrgios's time? It's hard to see that he's ready to win a Slam, but on the other hand, if he stays in till the second week and gets on a roll, no one will fancy playing him.

08:10

Kyrgios 1-0 Dutra Silva

08:08 

We're underway on the Hisense Arena - Kyrgios is serving.

08:05 
07:53 

And CoCo Wandeweghe, suffering from a touch of flu, is also out, which will, I'm sure, upset, er, er, er....

She's still got the doubles though, in which she'll play with Laura Robson.

07:52 

Also, Zhang Shuai has beaten US Open champ Sloane Stephens. It's interesting in a way, that there are no dominant players at the moment, but for the health of the sport, tennis needs them. Dominant players attract eyeballs and raise standards.

07:49 

Also today, Belinda Bencic sorted Venus in straight sets.

07:47 

In the meantime, we're watching an interview with Kyle Edmund, who has knocked out Kevin Anderson, the US Open finalist, in five sets. That's a brilliant win for him, and exactly what he said he wanted to do this season: win more tight matches.

07:45 

Morning, afternoon and evening - and welcome to our coverage of the 2018 Australian Open. Kyrgios and Dutra Silva should be good to go round about now, so we'll be away as soon as they are...