Nick Kyrgios booked his placed in the second round of the French Open after an entertaining three set victory over Italy’s Marco Cecchinato.

The Aussie, seeded 17th at Roland Garros, was comfortable on his own serve throughout, but a thrilling mix of groundstrokes from Cecchinato ensured Kyrgios was never able to fully settle despite a 7-6 7-6 6-4 success.

The 21-year-old from Canberra fired down 16 aces and, despite a run-in with the umpire in the first set, was able to keep his head and set up a meeting with Holland’s Igor Sijsling who came through in straight sets against Romania’s Adrian Ungur.