Nick Kyrgios was the showman US Open on Sunday night. He acted, first of all, in a big mistake. Then, he realized the current champion and the current No. 1 in the world Daniil Medvedev 7-6 (13-11), 3-6, 6-3 and 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals for the first time at Flushing Meadows. A victory that prolongs the glorious moment of the Aussie, who reached her first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon two months ago at the age of 27.
“I’m delighted to be able to show New York my talent, I’ve been here so many times wrong,” Kyrgios said, applauding in huge Arthur Ashe. According to his script, he turned up the heat with some of his outbursts to bright spots, such as arguing with chair umpire Eva Asderaki Moore, a pitch that comes within millimeters of going straight to the front row of spectators, and Mistakes the unbelievable, the most eccentric: an authentic Kyrgios, throughout his reign.
What happened? At the start of the third set, with one set per side, the Australian bowled a run to which Medvedev responded as best he could. It was a lost point for the Russian, as the ball was about to hit the outside and his side. But Kyrgios, inexplicably, followed the point, crossed the edge and finished before the ball could bounce, for which he legally lost the point. The Australian suffered a break point due to his lack of knowledge of the rules, although he later recovered from that blunder. “I thought it was legitimate,” he later said in court.
Before and after that pivotal moment, his level was remarkable and he presented Medvedev with a thunderstorm of 21 aces, the whipping of his right hand and even mischievous underarm acts. with your weapons, Kyrgios is a valid candidate to fight for the title US Open. He retained good spirit after reaching the final at the All England Club two months earlier, when he surrendered only to Novak Djokovic in the final. He defeated Medvedev at the subsequent Montreal Masters to win the Washington ATP 500 title. No one has had more Tour wins than him since June.
Thus, he sank a Medvedev who had won his first three games without losing a single set. But the title defense was far from the Russian, who would thus drop the No. 1 ranking. Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcarazu You casper rudd He remains in the race to climb to the top within a week.
“No. 1 was not the first thing on my mind after the game,” said Medvedev. “I’m trying to make a good impression here, but I’m disappointed. I’m not going to cry across the room, but I’m a little disappointed. For a few days I’m going to be a little sad, looking at my phone, my computer or watching a series,” he said. Before the press, the Russians acknowledged the superiority of Kyrgios, who had already taken the measure with three wins in his last four doubles.
“It was a very high level match from his side. If you are going to play like this till the end of the tournament, you have every chance to win it. But he will have tough opponents”, Medvedev said of his winner. Rated in. Will it be time for Kyrgios? The Australian is recognized for both his exceptional talent, but also for a voluptuous character who has played against him on more than one occasion. But he has already shown that He is in the best physical and mental shape of his career.
Kyrgios said, “Daniel had a lot of pressure on his shoulders as the defending champion, but I played an amazing match.” For the first time in the quarterfinals of the US Open, she will face Russian No. 31 Karen Khachanov in the ATP. “Losing the Wimbledon final was a bitter pill, but now I want to go as far,” he said. “I’m happy to finally show my talent in New York… it’s only taken me 27 years,” he expanded with that sarcastic humour. Gone was a great game, a New York night in which Kyrgios captured all the lights in Ash. On good days