Canada's Milos Raonic to face home-nation Nick Kyrgios at Australian Open

Nick Kyrgios remains the walking paradox of Australian tennis ahead of Open

With the encounter played in good spirits, Tomic claimed match point when he dished up a freaky trick serve.

With Tomic sitting on two match points, the 26-year-old chose to try a trick serve, playing a between-the-legs shot over the net and into Kyrgios" service court before bouncing a second ball, seemingly in preparation for a "real' serve.

To his credit, Kyrgios took the incident in good spirits and grinned as he walked to the net to congratulate Tomic on his win.

Tomic hit the ball between his legs while still bouncing another ... and it totally stumped Kyrgios and the umpire.

With the Australian Open less than a week from getting underway lets hope the less than impressive showing from Kyrgios isn't a sign of things to come.

"I don't think there has ever been a player like BT", Kyrgios told SBS after the match.

Tomic's first set was nearly flawless, while Kyrgios, who made a second round exit at Brisbane last week, looked a little underdone. He broke the world No. 51 Kyrgios in the fourth game of the first set to win it 6-3.

"He won a title previous year and it looks like he is carrying a bit of momentum which is good to see... he looks happy, he looks healthy".

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Kyrgios, who lost in the second round in Brisbane last week, had a break-point early in the second but was unable to consolidate with Tomic then breaking at 3-3.

And the assignment doesn't get any easier for fellow Australian Bernard Tomic with the Queenslander drawing last year's Australian Open finalist Marin Cilic.

Now ranked 85, Tomic finished the year in style with an ATP title in China.

"I need a few more days to play and train and hopefully reach 100 percent".

"I'll get on site at Melbourne Park, fine-tune my game a little bit and make sure the body's right".

"I thought not, Bernie Tomic - until yesterday".

"Definitely I struggled with a lot of things previous year, my body was one and I was going through some tough times", Kyrgios said.

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