Nick Kyrgios, the young Aussie hope, is having some of his finest days on the men's tennis so far. The output regarding tennis quality puts him in the showcase of tennis' future rulers. He booked a spot in Miami's last 16 dispatching Ivo Karlovic in the 3rd round of the ATP event held at Crandon Park on the outskirts of Miami. He seems eager to continue that solid tennis display from Indian Wells, a line that was abruptly ended just before facing Roger Federer due to a food-poisoning issue. If he keeps this straight-forward line, the 21-year-old will grow even bigger on the tennis' achievements department.

A rather off guard encounter against Karlovic

The 38-year-old Croatian is not done yet with his professional career. A solid statement that he was willing to make against Nick Kyrgios. As expected, their clash was an exhibit of high-speed balls being served out flavored with a decent pile of aces floating around from the both sides of the net. In such circumstances, the usual rallies were almost non-existent. So, there is no wonder that the match ended up being decided at the end of a three sets grueling battle, 2 of them requiring a tie-break to split the winner apart from the one being left behind. Somehow, Kyrgios who used to let things slipping away found a way to keep his emotions on the proper channel.

He had some outbursts of frustration in the 2nd set when he failed to convert several break points, but he was able to digest the failure without harming himself too much in the process. Eventually, it was 6-4 6-7(4) 7-6(2) for Kyrgios who will face David Goffin in the quarterfinals.

Miami has its special meaning

Last year, while roaming around the top 20 ATP, Kyrgios pulled out a great result by reaching the semifinals in Miami.

It was his first one at a Masters 1000 event. He ousted Milos Raonic, another big server, in the quarterfinals only to lose against Nishikori in the semis. With all those dark moments being left behind, Kyrgios could make a significant impact on the ATP Tour in 2017. He has beaten Djokovic twice already which is remarkable as he did that without dropping a set against the Serb.