Nick Kyrgios beats Daniil Medvedev at US Open 2022

Both met the level of match that was expected. Nick Kyrgios the battle was waged against Daniil Medvedev in an Arthur Ashe that closely accompanied the tennis players. In this way, the Australian finished with the defending champion of the US Open with a score of 7-6(11), 3-6, 6-3 and 6-2 in 2 hours and 53 minutes. Nick continues to show that, despite some moments of disconnection, he wants to continue achieving great things in this 2022 season.

The Australian began the match very successful with his serve, but also holding with great precision in his shots from the back of the court. With quick changes brought about by his down the line backhand, Nick came up to the net to continue scoring points and have two chances to break the world number one’s serve, but Medvedev reacted in time with his serve and a good drop shot to placate Kyrgios. Pressing from the rest, the man from Canberra encouraged the stands to then make the first break of the match against an error by the Russian.

Turn up the heat

Daniil brought out his best shots with incontestable remains or passings with which he raised the public from their seats to prevent Nick from confirming his break. Kyrgios secured the tiebreak while he had a debate with the chair umpire about the time taken before serving. Although the Australian was two points from the first set, it was decided in the tiebreaker.

Returning straight into a forehand down the line, Nick clinched the first mini-break, dominating on serve and from the net. Daniil recovered the difference with a long exchange in which he reached all the balls so that his rival found the mistake and ended up stamping his racket on the ground. Both changed sides once again with the score tied. Again, with another direct return he picked up his opponent’s second set ball. With a slice volley that skimmed the line outside, Nick was now in the lead. With ice in his veins, Kyrgios took the lead with a drop shot that was totally inert with the first bounce and then won the first set. Medvedev stayed on his bench complaining about his opponent’s box attitude.

Medvedev’s immediate reaction

Blank began by winning the first game of the second heat the defending champion in New York. Nick saved three break balls, but the Australian paid dearly for a certain disconnection with his service, with Medvedev taking the lead in the light. Daniil did not want to be left behind when it came to discussions with the chair umpire, reproaching her that he could hit balls into the stands after Kyrgios hit a ball so that it bounced off the back wall. Nick snapped the Russian’s streak of three straight games.

Kyrgios brought out his best level when Daniil served to take the second heat. The world number one leveled the match pointing to his head as Nick spoke to the chair umpire. After adding his game to the service, Kyrgios worried with a small slip that left him on the ground, although he got up moments later to continue with the show.

Nick and more Nick

After giving away a point that he had already won, Kyrgios opted to continue having fun on the court with a low serve between the legs included, something that Medvedev answered with a direct return. Even with everything, Nick commanded the score of the third set with a break advantage. With a drop shot and learning from his double faults, Nick took the third set of the match playing at an extraordinary level.

Despite the fact that the fourth set seemed to start calmly, Kyrgios broke Daniil’s serve to take the match very seriously, although he received a warning for obscenity. Nick did not fail to get 4-1 on the scoreboard with a double advantage. The Australian remained focused against a Medvedev who was trying, already on his last legs. Without disappointing, Kyrgios closed with a direct serve a victory that reaffirms him as a candidate in this US Open 2022, his next rival: Karen Khachanov.

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