Kyrgios books Murray date
Australia’s rising star Nick Kyrgios beat Santiago Giraldo at the Rogers Cup to set up a second round clash with Andy Murray.
Kyrgios beat Rafael Nadal on his way to the quarter-finals at Wimbledon last month and the 19-year-old came through a tight contest against Giraldo on Tuesday.
Having won the first set on a tie-break, the teenager from Canberra made a decisive move late in the second set to clinch a 7-6 (7/3) 7-5 victory.
Looking ahead to his clash with Murray, Kyrgios said: "He's a great player, and I'm just going to go out there and just enjoy the experience to get to play another player like that. "I'll hopefully serve well and keep it on my racquet and do the best I can out there. I definitely go into the match feeling like I've got a chance and I'm going to get some opportunities.
"But it's going to be one of the toughest matches I have ever played, so I have just got to be ready for it."
Ernests Gulbis, the 11th seed from Latvia, proved too strong for Portugal's Joao Sousa as he triumphed 6-3 6-4, while Jack Sock of America overcame Austria's Jurgen Melzer 6-1 6-3 and now faces home favourite Milos Raonic.
Rain had once again delayed proceedings in Toronto, but after a two-hour wait Italy's Andreas Seppi beat home qualifier Brayden Schnur 6-3 6-3 to book a date with John Isner's conqueror Ivan Dodig.
Elsewhere, there were victories for Donald Young, Malek Jaziri and Lu Yen-Hsun, while Tuesday's late game sees second-seeded Roger Federer take on Canadian wildcard Peter Polansky.