A DAY after conquering world No.2 Novak Djokovic to reach the semi-finals of the Mexican Open, Australian Nick Kyrgios has been knocked out by Sam Querrey.
Playing for a place in the final against Rafael Nadal, Kyrgios won the first set but ultimately fell to the unseeded American 3-6 6-1 7-5.
The sixth-seeded Kyrgios required treatment on his elbow at the end of the second set.
Nadal made the final after beating Croatia's Marin Cilic 6-1 6-2.
"It does not get any easier tomorrow, it will be the toughest test," Querrey said after beating Kyrgios.
"I played great today, but I need to play even better tomorrow to beat Nadal."
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