Nick Kyrgios continues incredible year by dumping Daniil Medvedev out of US Open
Defending champion Daniil Medvedev is out of the US Open after Nick Kyrgios continued his incredible year.
The world number one won his maiden major in New York last year, and he had high hopes of successfully defending his crown.
However, Nick Kyrgios once again underlined his remarkable transformation in 2022 by recording a fine 7-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 win to advance into the quarterfinals of the US Open for the first time.
“I’ll take it one match at a time,” Kyrgios said on court. “Losing Wimbledon was hard to swallow, but I’ve got doubles tomorrow with the beautiful [Thanasi] Kokkinakis and I am excited about that.
“I’m just glad I am able to show New York my talent, the work and the dedication finally – it took me 27 years.”
There can be no denying it has been a completely different Nick Kyrgios this year, underlined by his run to the Wimbledon final.
It feels like the Australian is finally realising his obvious potential, but he says he can’t pinpoint the moment his attitude turned around.
“I am still trying to figure it out,” he said. “I’m still working hard every day, getting to sleep, I probably would be out every night, I’ve got a great girlfriend and my team. I’m really happy and hopeful I can take the gold.
“I just don’t want to let them down. We’ve been on the road for four months, and I want to go all the way before going home to Australia.”
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