Nick Kyrgios is the form player of the new International Premier Tennis League season, disposing of two top-15 opponents in as many nights.
Playing in Kobe, Japan, for the Singapore Slammers, Kyrgios has beaten Tomas Berdych and Milos Raonic.
In the altered-format exhibition series competition, Kyrgios defeated world No.6 Berdych 6-2 before backing up on Thursday night to beat Raonic 6-4.
Kyrgios hit more aces than both men despite their reputations as two of the ATP tour’s biggest serves.
Earlier this week, Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley spoke of his high hopes for Kyrgios in 2016.
Kyrgios responded on Twitter saying “I’ll be damned, something positive, smh (shaking my head)”.
The pair have previously duelled over Tennis Australia’s expectations of the 20-year-old, who has risen to world No.30 and could be seeded at Melbourne Park in January.
Fellow Australian Samantha Stosur lost to Maria Sharapova 6-4 on her IPTL sole outing to date.