Nick Kyrgios laughs

Nick Kyrgios: I’ve made massive strides and am ready to produce top tennis

Nick Kyrgios says that his Citi Open win has helped him prove to himself that he is ready to ‘produce at the highest level.’

The ever-entertaining Australian had an outstanding week in Washington, beating seeds Gilles Simon, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Daniil Medvedev en-route to winning the sixth title of his career.

Kyrgios’ week still contained the usual ‘antics’, with rants at umpires, fans, and smashed rackets joined by the trick of asking spectators where to serve match points.

However, the tennis itself was also scintillating, and Kyrgios is clearly excited by the confidence boost.

“This has honestly been one of my favourite weeks of my life. I’ve made massive strides,” Kygios said after the final.

“I started becoming friends with the smoothie guy, he knew what smoothie I wanted.

“I was playing ping pong with some kids before I’m playing. You guys were amazing. It was honestly a week to remember.

“I’ve had people behind me, backing me, and they never lost faith in me even when I lost faith in myself.

“This week means a lot. It’s great to get the win, but I’ve proved to myself and the people backing me that I can still produce at the highest level.”

Kyrgios’ win in Washington has seen him jump from 52 to 27 in the latest ATP world rankings.

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Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.