MADRID (AP) Top-seeded Roger Federer made an early exit from the Madrid Open on Wednesday after a second round defeat to Nick Kyrgios of Australia.
The 20-year-old from Canberra ended Federer's hopes of a fourth title at the Spanish tournament by rallying for a closely-fought 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5), 7-6 (12) victory.
Kyrgios came into the tournament after being beaten in Sunday's final of the Estoril Open by Richard Gasquet, and also losing his status as the ATP's highest-ranked teenager by turning 20.
Federer said his problem was that ''I couldn't return his first serve.'' Federer described his game as ''just a horrible performance on the return.''