Kyrgios will consider US Open first-round loss a win

NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Kyrgios has a few words on heading to New York US Open As confident and playing as well as ever, Wimbledon runner-up Several Good results on hard courts last few weeks.

Next, in a never-before-seen mystery, No. 23 seed Kyrgios said he can’t wait for his stay in the Flushing Meadows bracket to end. His doubles partner, Tanasi Kokkikanis, wanted him to be able to return to the other side of the world.

asked what he got from the run all england club In July Kyrgios said: In one place it is too much for him to stay for 2-3 weeks. And knowing that you can do it and do things the right way and do every practice session, every recovery session the right way is an inner confidence. He is also the type of player who might not have made it to the US Open if he did. ”

His first-round matchup will be the last Grand Slam tournament of the year, alongside 2021 men’s champion Daniil Medvedev (vs Stefan Kozlov) and 2022 French Open finalist Coco Gauff (vs Leoria Janjan). will be the highlight of the first day of During the afternoon session at Ash.

The rest of Monday’s schedule will be overshadowed by the night’s previous match of Kyrgios vs. Kokkinakis, where 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams will face Danka Kovinic in the final singles match of her career. Kyrgios understandably knows how important it is, but he doesn’t expect to see it because he’s ready to play.

“Of course it’s a very special moment for her. She’s probably the best ever,” he said. “Whether she sees someone live the career she has? I don’t think it’s possible.”

His career is pretty unique in itself.

Not the same kind of amazing results, but just in case. But his on-court demeanor is far from par, from shooting between his legs to clashing with opponents, the referee and fans.

As usual at Wimbledon, where he reached the quarterfinals for the first time in a major before losing to Novak Djokovic in a four-set final, there were plenty of big serves and forehands.

again, $10,000 fine for spitting towards the audience, Confrontation with Stefanos Tsitsipas During and after the game (Tsitsipas accused Kyrgios of having a “very evil side” and being “constantly bullied”) and a woman in the stands who accused him of being drunk (who recently sued him). I followed her back and forth. he says so). And during that two-week period, information emerged from Australia about a pending lawsuit involving assault charges against his ex-girlfriend.

Djokovic was able to capture multiple sides of Kyrgios during his pre-match press conference on Center Court last month. talent,” he concluded. Various things distracted him on and off the court, and he was unable to achieve this consistency. ”

This last word is not one that is often associated with 27-year-old Kyrgios. suitable lately.

After Wimbledon, as the tour shifted to North American hardcourts for Flushing Meadows, Kyrgios won the doubles title in Atlanta with Kokkinakis (who became the doubles champion at the Australian Open in January), becoming the first man ever to do so. became a player. He won the singles and doubles titles in Washington that same year, defeated Medvedev en route to the quarterfinals in Montreal, before losing in the second round to top American Taylor Fritz in Cincinnati.

“I was so exhausted, both mentally and physically. Mentally I just wanted to get out there and do another good performance. My body barely let me. It was like trying to run a lawnmower four or five times and it didn’t work,” Kyrgios said. “There was so much going on at home. My brother had a baby. My mom is sick. It’s hard just being away. It’s definitely something I’ve come a long way.” Every day weighs on me, I just want to go home, but I know this is an important event here, so I have to put them aside.”

Some players never admit to watching a draw to find out what happens in the future in a tournament. Kyrgios is not one of them.

He and Kokkinakis believe they were placed in the “big section” of the bracket.

Still, Kyrgios said, “Whether I win or lose, it’s the same thing for me…. It’s a win-win for me. If I win, it’s more money and another great result. If I lose, I go home.” I can go home.”


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