Kyrgios antics delight Rome crowd on way to Medvedev win

Tom HomewoodAssistant Producer

Nick Kyrgios has been up to his old tricks once again, this time in Rome at the Italian Open.

The unseeded Australian produced multiple underarm serves, a shot through his legs and even turned his back on a point on his way to a 6-3 3-6 6-3 win over Daniil Medvedev.

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It’s not the first time the 24-year-old has been trying to catch out his opponents with underarms serves this season.

He did so against Rafael Nadal in at the Mexican Open in February where the Spaniard criticised Kyrgios saying he ‘lacks of respect to the public, his rival and himself’.

He later served underarm against Dusan Lajovic at the Miami Open in March where Judy Murray described the Australian as ‘genius’.

Kyrgios will now face Norway's Casper Ruud in the next round.

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