Fourth-seeded nick Kyrgios beaten by qualifier Nicolas Kicker in Lyon

Nick Kyrgios, who had a bye into the second round, lost 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 to the Argentine, who is ranked 94th.

By: AP | Lyon | Published: May 24, 2017 11:37:21 am

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Fourth-seeded Nick Kyrgios was upset by qualifier Nicolas Kicker in the second round at the Lyon Open on Tuesday, hampering the Australian’s French Open preparations.

Kyrgios, who had a bye into the second round, lost 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 to the Argentine, who is ranked 94th.

Earlier, sixth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro beat lucky loser Quentin Halys of France in the first round. The Argentine broke Halys’ serve four times to advance 7-5, 6-4.

Lyon has been added to the calendar as a replacement for the Nice Open, a traditional warmup for the French Open, which starts on Sunday in Paris.

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