He appeared to brush off the issue to push Hurkacz all the way to a first set tie-break, although the Polish star had enough to take the early lead. Heading into the second set, Kyrgios was back in full swing and multiple opportunities to break Hurkacz’s serve.
The No 8 seed held on as when it mattered most though and another tiebreak followed. Neither player was giving away an inch in the tiebreak until Kyrgios got a fortunate mini break when his attempted drop shot incredibly bounced twice on the net cord before falling on Hurkacz’s side.
Both players reacted hilariously with Kyrgios standing open-mouthed while Hurkacz flung his racket into the air in disbelief. Hurkacz managed to battle back immediately, but Kyrgios had just enough to force a third and deciding set.
The world No 10 then opted for a long toilet break which not only appeared to frustrate Kyrgios before the start of the third, but also proved to be the catalyst for the final result. Kyrgios was suffering with a lower-back injury and he was unable to put up any challenge as his impressive run came to an end.