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Kyrgios claims third title of the year by winning Japan Open

Nick Kyrgios of Australia poses after beating David Goffin of Belgium at the final match of Japan Open tennis tournament in Tokyo.
Nick Kyrgios of Australia poses after beating David Goffin of Belgium at the final match of Japan Open tennis tournament in Tokyo. Shizuo Kambayashi

TENNIS: Nick Kyrgios has claimed his third ATP title of the year, winning a three-set battle with Belgian David Goffin in the final of the Japan Open.

The Australian 22-year-old scored a 4-6 6-3 7-5 victory in a high-quality match in Tokyo.

Kyrgios squandered several chances in the first set but enjoyed a break in each of the final two sets to secure the win.

Sixth seed Kyrgios, who had earlier overpowered French second seed Gael Monfils in their semi-final 6-4 6-4, has also claimed titles in Atlanta (in August) and Marseille (in February) this year.

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