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Nick Kyrgios had a relatively easy victory in his first match since saying the ATP was "corrupt" while Nadal advanced with a walkover after second-round opponent Thanasi Kokkinakis pulled out before their match with a right shoulder injury.

By Associated Press
August 29, 2019

NEW YORK — Nick Kyrgios had a relatively easy victory in his first match since saying the ATP was ''corrupt,'' beating Antoine Hoang 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 to reach the third round.

The No. 28 seed wrapped up the match in just under 2 hours, a few minutes after briefly losing his temper when he thought Hoang was allowed to challenge a call too long after the point had ended. He argued with the chair umpire and then asked for an explanation from a supervisor, but then got himself refocused and soon closed it out.

The ATP is considering whether to punish Kyrgios for a ''major offense'' after his comments about the tour following his first-round victory. The ATP had fined him more than $100,000 for his behavior during a match last month, and in response to a question about it Krygios said the tour was ''corrupt.'' He later sent out a tweet saying he had used an incorrect choice of words.

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Second-seeded Rafael Nadal advanced to the third round of the U.S. Open with a walkover after second-round opponent Thanasi Kokkinakis pulled out before their match with a right shoulder injury.

Kokkinakis, a wild card from Australia ranked No. 203, also retired from the first round of this year's Australian Open with the same injury.

Nadal's match in Arthur Ashe Stadium will be replaced by a second-round contest between No. 22 Marin Cilic and Cedrik-Marcel Stebe that was previously scheduled in Louis Armstrong Stadium.

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