Nick Kyrgios beats Cilic to win Marseille Open, his first ATP title

  • AFP, Marseille, France
  • Updated: Feb 21, 2016 21:58 IST
Nick Kyrgios beat top 10 players Tomas Berdych and Richard Gasquet en route to lifting the Marseille Open, his first ATP title. (AP Photo)

Nick Kyrgios upset fourth seed Marin Cilic 6-2, 7-6 (3) in the final of the Marseille Open on Sunday to win his first ATP World Tour title.

The 20-year-old Australian reached the final by defeating two top 10 players in Tomas Berdych and Richard Gasquet and he proved too good for 2014 US Open champion Cilic.

Kyrgios did not lose a set all week and did not drop serve in any of his matches.

He is the first player under the age of 21 to beat top 10 opponents in consecutive matches since Juan Martin del Potro at the 2009 US Open.

The win will also boost his world ranking which was at 41st at the start of the week.

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