Nick Kyrgios
Nick Kyrgios of Australia returns the ball to Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland during their semi final match at the ATP Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, February 26, 2016. Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah

Australia’s Nick Kyrgios continues his quest for his first ever ATP 1000 Masters title at the Miami Open when he faces Russia’s Andrey Kuznetsov in Round of 16 of the tournament.

Kyrgios advanced into the fourth round of the Miami Open after dismissing American qualifier Tim Smyczek 6-4 6-4, setting up a clash with Kuznetsov, who beat Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 2-6 7-5 6-0. Kyrgios, known as Australia’s tennis bad boy due to his on-court antics, meets Kuznetsov for the first time in his career.

Kyrgios’ impressive form at the Miami Open gives him a shot to get through to the quarterfinal stage, where the winner could face either Bosnian Damir Dzumhur or Canadian Milos Raonic. However, the 20-year-old Aussie should expect a challenge from Kuznetsov, who backed up his incredible second round upset over world No. 4 Stan Wawrinka after defeating Mannarino defeating Mannarino.

Meanwhile, Raonic made it seven in a row against Jack Sock after straight sets victory 7-6(3) 6-4 over the American. The 25-year-old Canadian used his trademark big serve and controlled groundstrokes in full effect to book a Round of 16 clash against Dzumhur, who dispatched Kazakhstan Mikhail Kukushkin 4-6 6-1 6-2.

The other quarter of the Round of 16 bracket features a battle between world No. 6 Kei Nishikori taking on Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut and Gael Monfils facing Grigor Dimitrov, who stunned world No. 2 and second seed Andy Murray.

"I made many more mistakes than usual, especially in the third set," Murray said of his match against Dimitrov, reports CBC Sports. "He was more solid than me."

With Murray out of competition, Novak Djokovic solidifies his position to win a sixth and third-straight Miami Open title.

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