New York (AP) — don’t know the rules involved, Nick Kyrgios Run around the net and hit the ball that goes outside and run. He yelled into the guest box. He got into an argument with the referee. Most importantly, more recently than ever before, Kyrgios won, US Open Defending Champion And world number one Daniil Medvevev.
Building on the momentum he built by reaching wimbledon finalKyrgios beat Medvedev 7-6 (11) 3-6 6-3 6-2 on Sunday night to reach the quarterfinals for the first time at Flushing Meadows.
The 27-year-old Australian, seeded 23rd, has never made it past the third round of the U.S. Open, going 0-4 so far this year. But Kyrgios has also never succeeded in turning his unquestionable skill into great play or as consistent as he’s been doing lately.
“I’m happy to finally be able to show my talent in New York,” he said. “I have never had such a great trip here.”
He reached his first Grand Slam semi-final and then first Grand Slam final at the All England Club in July before losing to Novak Djokovic in the title match. Kyrgios then won his first ATP title in three years in Washington in August. He won a hard-court tournament in Montreal soon after over Medvedev, who has led his ATP tour in match wins since June.
And now, with his big serve, which produced 21 aces on Sunday, and his get-rich-quick style that worked perfectly against Medvedev, Kyrgios should be considered a serious contender for the U.S. Open. not.
Medvedev, meanwhile, played well enough to win all nine sets he played in Week 1, making it the first consecutive trophy in New York since Roger Federer won the last five sets in a row. Looks ready to take on the challenge of being the first man to win. From 2004 to his 08.
Instead, Medvedev’s victory over Djokovic in the 2021 US Open final ends his bid for the first calendar year Grand Slam in men’s tennis since 1969, but relinquishes the No. 1 ranking. His three players of Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz and Casper Ruud could replace him.
On Tuesday, Kyrgios will face No. 27 seed Karen Khachanov for a semifinal spot.
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