knocked out Medvedev and left him without a No. 1
The 30,000 souls present at Arthur Ashe experienced one of the best matches of the current edition of the US Open. Australian Nick Kyrgios lit up the party in New York: he won a triumph over Russian Daniil Medvedev 7-6 (11), 3-6, 6-3 and 6-2, qualified for the quarter-finals of final and left him with no options to maintain the world No.
The Aussie always brings out his best version in important moments and this time was no exception. A tennis recital, in the purest Kyrgios style: 21 aces, 53 winners and 38 unforced errors, with a high percentage (71%) of first serves.
The 27-year-old also became the first native player to beat the world No. 1 twice in the same year (he also beat him in Cincinnati) since Pat Cash in 1987. One did more: secure that the champion does not defend his title at the US Open. The last one who managed to revalidate it was Roger Federer in 2008.
The current world No. 25 isn’t the only one falling asleep with a smile tonight. Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz and Casper Ruud are the only three tennis players who will fight, by the end of the contest, to keep the top spot in the ranking.
Kyrgios, for his part, has reaffirmed his title bid and confirms his huge gift after reaching the Wimbledon final. Since then, no one has won more games than him (14). His next challenger will be his compatriot Karen Khachanov. Can Nick pull off the big shot and win his first Grand Slam title?
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