INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Novak Djokovic’s 19-match winning streak at the BNP Paribas Open ended in a 6-4, 7-6 (3) fourth-round upset loss to Nick Kyrgios on Wednesday.
It was Kyrgios’ second win over the world’s second-ranked player in two weeks, having beaten Djokovic in straight sets at Acapulco on March 2.
Djokovic was bidding for a fourth consecutive title at the desert tournament, having won a total of five in his career. But he unraveled with 25 unforced errors, including a forehand service return on Kyrgios’ second match point.
Kyrgios advanced to the quarterfinals, where he will face either Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal, who played later. The 15th-seeded Australian hit 14 aces, with his fastest serve clocking 141 mph, and won 86 percent of his first serve points.
Federer and Nadal were facing each other in their earliest meeting since they first played in 2004…