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Nick Kyrgios makes one thing clear after ousting Daniil Medvedev at US Open

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Nick Kyrgios has made it clear that he has set his eyes on the US Open title after beating defending champion Daniil Medvedev. Kyrgios, the 23rd-seeded player in the US Open, main draw, defeated first-seeded Medvedev 7-6 (11) 3-6 6-3 6-2.

Kyrgios and Medvedev clashed in prime-time on Arthur Ashe Stadium. “What a place to do it,” Kyrgios said, per the ATP website. “Packed house in New York!” After knocking out the defending US Open champion, Kyrgios is aiming for the title.

“I want to go all the way. Hopefully it is possible,” Kyrgios underlined.

Kyrgios on beating Medvedev

Throughout the entire match, Kyrgios was reading well Medvedev’s serve and was able to create break points.

In the end, Kyrgios realized 5-of-7 of his break point chances. “I just thought I played the right way. I returned unbelievable today. Just thought the third and fourth sets were just so free,” Kyrgios said. “I was just having a lot of fun, embracing every moment out on Ashe today.

Really proud of that.” Going into the match, Kyrgios didn’t want to allow Medvedev to play his game. Kyrgios was able to do that and it resulted in him beating Medvedev for his first US Open quarterfinal. “Obviously I felt like I disrupted his rhythm a little bit, didn’t let him kind of get comfy behind the baseline, play his style of tennis.

I think that’s what you have to do,” Kyrgios said. “But I was overall pretty happy with my performance.” In the US Open quarterfinal, Kyrgios plays Karen Khachanov. Kyrgios and Khachanov will be going head-to-head for the third time when they meet at the US Open.

Going into the match, the head-to-head between the two stands at 1-1. Since Kyrgios has been playing extremely well throughout the entire summer, he is the favorite to beat Khachanov and progress into his second Grand Slam semifinal.


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