Australian bad boy Nick Kyrgios gained a slice of revenge over grand slam nemesis Andy Murray with a 6-4 7-6 (7-5) Hopman Cup win on Wednesday night.
Murray battled a mystery right leg injury for most of the match, and Kyrgios took full advantage against the world No.2.
The result gave Australia Green a 1-0 lead in the tie ahead of Daria Gavrilova’s showdown against Great Britain’s Heather Watson.
Murray entered the match holding a 4-0 win-loss record over Kyrgios.
Three of those wins came in grand slams in 2015, including their quarterfinal showdown at the Australian Open.
Kyrgios kept his cool for most of the contest.
But he became engaged in a quick exchange of words with a member of the crowd while scores were locked up at 4-4 in the second set.
Kyrgios lost the game, but he saved a break point shortly after before going on to win the match in a tiebreak.