Nick Kyrgios guaranteed US Open seed after ‘getting the job done’ against compatriot
Nick Kyrgios continued his recent resurgence as he extended his winning streak to nine by beating Alex de Minaur in Montreal.
Kyrgios was rarely in trouble against his compatriot, who did not play badly by any means, and eased to a 6-2, 6-3 win.
It was a significant victory for as it now guarantees Kyrgios a seed at the upcoming US Open.
“It was a goal, more so so I didn’t get one of the big titans or gods [in the] first round [of the US Open],” he said.
“I can actually work my way into the tournament. I always feel that my game is right there, no matter who I play. Today I felt amazing and hopefully I can keep it going.”
On the match itself, Kyrgios added: “Incredibly tough after yesterday’s big high, playing Daniil [Medvedev], and the crowd was amazing. It was a day I’ll probably never ever forget.
“Today was really hard mentally for me to go out here and play Alex. We’re such good friends and he’s been having such a good career so far and carrying the Australian flag for so long.
A Kyrgi-diculous performance 😲@NickKyrgios defeats De Minaur 6-2 6-3 and is 21-3 since June!#OBN22 pic.twitter.com/7icinULMDi
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) August 11, 2022
“It was just tough mentally. It’s never easy to play a player like that, especially if they’re Australian.
“I just got out here and got the job done. I played the way I had to play. He’s a hell of a player. If you play to his strengths, he’s one of the best players we have in the game and he’s so fast. He’s going to have a hell of a career.”
Nick Kyrgios will now face Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals, with the Polish ace one of the few players with a recent win against him.
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