Australia’s Nick Kyrgios overcame a first-set loss to unnamed Pole Kamil Majczak to win 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 en route to the quarter-finals of the Tokyo 500 Tennis Championships.

The 27-year-old, who was knocked out of the quarter-finals at Flushing Meadows, confirmed that despite his Pole’s success, “I had no doubt that I would emerge victorious at the end of the match.”

He added: “This year, I rarely interrupted my serve. I didn’t play correctly at the beginning of the match, the serve was very fast”, but he noted that “he managed to get through the storm”.

He concluded: “I’m completely confident in my style of play in the current period, and therefore did not doubt myself at all, even when I was behind in the first set.”

In the next round, Kyrgios will face the winner of the match between American Taylor Fritz and Japan’s Hiroki Moriya.

American Francis Tiafoe also reached the quarterfinals, beating Spaniard Bernabé Zappat Mires 6-1, 7-6 (9-7).

Tiafoe expressed his satisfaction with his performance, saying: “I had a good match today. The second set was difficult. I play well and serve well, especially in the playoffs.”