Kyrgios vs Thiem LIVE SCORE: Kyrgios leads 6-4, 6-4, 3-6 – Australian Open latest updates

DOMINIC THIEM is battling against a pumped up Nick Kyrgios and a fiery home crowd as he looks to complete an epic comeback.

Kyrgios raced into a two-set lead however the third seed has fought his way back into the match by taking the third set 6-3.

We will also bring you live updates from Novak Djokovic's match against Taylor Fritz.

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    THIEM 4-6 4-6 6-3 *2-3 KYRGIOS

    A much needed simpler service game for Kyrgios as he holds to 15.

    His walk back to the chair looks tired, but the Aussie is battling away.

    He seems to have his head back in this game after a few tantrums to start the fourth set.

    And Kyrgios is keeping his nose in front.

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    THIEM 4-6 4-6 6-3 2-2* KYRGIOS

    Yet another hold to love for Thiem.

    Kyrgios cannot get anywhere near the Austrian's serve at the moment.

    The Aussie is under real pressure at the moment.

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    THIEM 4-6 4-6 6-3 *1-2 KYRGIOS

    Kyrgios rises to the challenge and holds to 15.

    Thiem played a very good drop shot but he chased it down, and kept on running all the way to the other end of the court after hitting a winner.

    Sweat pouring off both men. Massive moments in this match.

    Credit: AP:Associated Press
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    THIEM 4-6 4-6 6-3 1-1* KYRGIOS

    Thiem holds to love again – that's 24 points in a row on serve.

    That is an incredible stat.

    It shows the importance of serve to Kyrgios now and which way the momentum is swinging.

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    THIEM 4-6 4-6 6-3 *0-1 KYRGIOS

    What a game to start the fourth set. HUGE hold for Kyrgios.

    He was taken to deuce three times and both men reached incredibly deep, but the Aussie held.

    Two break points saved and a beat of his chest.

    The rallies are getting longer, and that's playing into Thiem's hands.

    A few more signs that Kyrgios is bubbling away under the surface. Feel as if one moment that goes against him could lead to an explosion.

    He seemed to be complaining about the crowd noise while he was serving. Not sure on that one, Nick.

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    The stats for set three, from the Australian Open's official website…

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    THIEM 4-6 4-6 6-3 KYRGIOS

    Game and third set Thiem!

    We have a match on John Cain Arena.

    Thiem has somehow responded to win the third set when he looked down and out half hour ago.

    Another hold to love. He looks focussed and like he's just coming alive.

    "Ah yh, good serve" says Kyrgios before slamming his racket to the ground in frustration.

    A few edge officials in the tournament referee's office at the prospect of this match going into a fifth set and potentially kicking the crowd out at 11.30pm.

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    THIEM 4-6 4-6 *5-3 KYRGIOS

    Simple hold to Kyrgios to love – including a beautiful serve and half volley that he caressed over the net.

    1hr 50ms on the clock and Thiem serving for a way back into it.

    The crowd try and lift Kyrgios. This is a key moment.

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    THIEM 4-6 4-6 5-2* KYRGIOS

    Yet another hold to love – 16 points in a row on serve.

    Kyrgios can only nod his head in appreciation at some of that tennis from Thiem.

    He looks like a different player.

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    THIEM 4-6 4-6 *4-2 KYRGIOS

    No nonsense hold from Kyrgios, just what he needed.

    A quick update from Rod Laver Arena, Djokovic is 4-1 up in the first set against Fritz.

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    THIEM 4-6 4-6 4-1* KYRGIOS

    Thiem holds to love – and is two games away from winning this third set.

    Kyrgios is talking to himself a bit more, and a few more loose groundstrokes.

    12 points in a row on serve.

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    THIEM 4-6 4-6 *3-1 KYRGIOS

    Kyrgios holds, but we're seeing more and more of Thiem's brilliance.

    He put a lovely forehand return right at Kyrgios' feet and then ripped a one-handed backhand passing shot cross court.

    Kyrgios holds to 15, though. And he looks to be back on track.

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    THIEM 4-6 4-6 3-0* KYRGIOS

    Thiem holds to love, and looks like a completely different player.

    There's more zip on his groundstrokes and more spring in his step as he marches back to his seat.

    Life in this match, when it seemed like it was being sapped out 15 minutes ago.

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    Now the match has started, it feels like.

    Thiem has a break, Kyrgios is shaking his head and has been warned by the umpire (I'm not too sure what for).

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    THIEM 4-6 4-6 *2-0 KYRGIOS

    First BREAK for Thiem.

    Kyrgios gets a tad of fortune with his volley at the net that just had enough on it and Thiem couldn't track it down.

    A good return, though, brings up another one as Kyrgios hits his resulting forehand wide – but then saves it in style with an ace out wide.

    A drop shot into the net and a shake of the head from the Aussie gives Thiem another chance – and this time he takes it with a whipped forehand cross court.

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    THIEM 4-6 4-6 1-0* KYRGIOS

    Two break points for Kyrgios immediately to start the third set – even more pressure on Thiem.

    But Kyrgios gifts him a way back with two unforced errors and hangs his head.

    "That's a hell of a shot," the Aussie shouts as Thiem picks up a half-volley backhand off the baseline for a cross court winner.

    And Thiem does hold, a hold he really needed to make. He has to keep hanging on and try to create an opening.

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    Halep has won 6-1 6-3 in no time, so Djokovic will be up shortly.

    I'll keep you up to date with the eight-time champion and move over to that match if this one finishes soon.

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    I love an Aussie Open night session, and this one is right up there.

    The performance from Kyrgios has been sensational and the crowd are making as much noise as you'd expect for if it was full.

    Here's the set 2 stats:


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    THIEM 4-6 4-6 KYRGIOS

    Game and second set!

    The Kyrgios clinic goes on. He leads the No 3 seed 2-0 and is loving life on John Cain Arena.

    He holds to love with an underarm serve ace. Amazing scenes. The crowd is on fire here.

    Thiem looks down and out.

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    THIEM 4-6 4-5* KYRGIOS


    Massive moment on 4-4, 30-30 with a second serve. Kyrgios takes it on and comes into the net. Thiem really should've passed him but gave him a simple volley to put away to bring up break point.

    But Thiem comes up with a massive second serve then drop shot to save it.

    On the next point, though, he tries to come in off a forehand but looked half-hearted and put it into the net.

    Once again the world No 3 holds on with a big serve and backhand winner cross court off a dipping ball at the net.

    But the Aussie is not to be denied. Coming into the net and putting away another brilliant volley.

    And he gets his break with a Thiem unforced error. He's serving for a two-set lead.

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    THIEM 4-6 *4-4 KYRGIOS

    Another Kyrgios service game comes and goes in a flash.

    A hold to love again, Thiem not able to get anything going.

    The biggest hold up was how long it took him to trudge head down from one side to the other to get ready for the next point.

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    THIEM 4-6 4-3* KYRGIOS

    Much, much better from the Austrian.

    He stepped into a forehand to crush it down the line, then an ace brought up 40-15.

    Kyrgios tried a needless in between the legs shot, then dumped a backhand into the net.

    Thiem holds, takes care of serve again.

    Credit: AP:Associated Press
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    THIEM 4-6 *3-3 KYRGIOS

    A dejected drop of the head from Thiem as he rips a backhand cross court but into the tramlines, then pits one straight into the net.

    An ace from Kyrgios to hold to 15 won't make him feel any better about this match at the moment.

    It's been excellent from Kyrgios so far.

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    THIEM 4-6 3-2* KYRGIOS

    An ace up the middle draws applause from Kyrgios, and then another makes it a comfortable hold for Thiem.

    One he needed as well after the pressure of the last game.

    On serve so far in the second set.

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    THIEM 4-6 *2-2 KYRGIOS

    The underarm serve works for Kyrgios!

    Thiem is so far back that there's always a chance it comes off.

    Another hold for Kyrgios. Thiem hasn't really applied any pressure to his serve yet and that's worrying for the No 3 seed.

    Credit: AP:Associated Press
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