Kyrgios knocks Federer out of 2nd round at Madrid Open

5/6/2015 2:24:43 PM

MADRID (AP) Top-seeded Roger Federer made an early exit from the Madrid Open on Wednesday after a second round defeat to Nick Kyrgios of Australia.

The 20-year-old from Canberra ended Federer"s hopes of a fourth title at the Spanish tournament by rallying for a closely-fought 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5), 7-6 (12) victory.

Kyrgios came into the tournament after being beaten in Sunday"s final of the Estoril Open by Richard Gasquet, and also losing his status as the ATP"s highest-ranked teenager by turning 20.

Federer said his problem was that ""I couldn"t return his first serve."" Federer described his game as ""just a horrible performance on the return.""