Karen Khachanov of Russia serves to Nick Kyrgios of Australia during the Western & Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 14, 2019 in Mason, Ohio. (Photo by AFP)
Karen Khachanov of Russia has advanced to the quarterfinals of the Cincinnati Masters, after knocking out Nick Kyrgios in three sets.
The Australian, who won the Citi Open on July, was the stronger player in the opening set, grabbing it 7-6.
It was a close contest in the second set, where the world number nine regrouped and managed to finish it 7-6 in his favor.
The Russian kept the momentum and smoothly wrapped up the match 6-3 in the final set. He will next face Lucas Pouille of France.