Australia's Nick Kyrgios celebrates win over Serbia's Viktor Troicki during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
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Nick Kyrgios had to deal with off-court distractions as he brushed aside Serbian Viktor Troicki in straight sets to reach the third round at the Australian Open Wednesday.After missing a match point and a couple of loose forehands, Kyrgios was broken by Troicki, who forced the final set into a tiebreak.Kyrgios, who has a notorious on-court temperament, said he was learning self-control during the Troicki-type matches.In among all the commotion Kyrgios was in a different class to the 65th-ranked Troicki, who has reached the round of 16 five times at Grand Slams.Kyrgios, who was slapped with a $3,000 penalty for colourful language in his first round match, looked imperious at times, mixing up blistering forehands with delicate touch shots to enthral the home crowd.
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