Kyrgios enjoys himself in third title success
TENNIS: Nick Kyrgios will head into this week's Shanghai Masters on a high after taking out his third tour title of the year.
Kyrgios' three-set win over Belgium's David Goffin in the Japan Open moved him up to 14th on the ATP rankings - a career-high.
The Australian had already won in Marseille and Atlanta before his 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 win in Tokyo.
Kyrgios said he was happy to have won in Japan but said it was back to business.
"Shanghai bound now and back to it all over again. No time to stop and savour anything," he tweeted.
Kyrgios sent down 25 aces and saved 11 of 12 break points to fight back from being a set down.
He was delighted to have the support of the home fans and said he would definitely return.
"I enjoyed playing in front of the great crowd here," Kyrgios said.
"They're very enthusiastic and very respectful. I have always loved playing in Japan."
The victory took Kyrgios up to 12th in the race to make the season-ending World Tour finals in London where only the top eight in the world play.
Kyrgios becomes the fifth men's player to win three or more titles in 2016.