Nick Kyrgios is at the top of the tennis planet.
After a final at Wimbledon in July, his first Grand Slam, and a title at the Washington tournament, his first in 3 years, the Australian dismissed world No. 1 Daniil Medvedev on Wednesday in the second round of the Masters 1000 in Montreal (6-7 (2/7), 6-4, 6-2).
With less than 3 weeks before the start of the US Open, Nick Kyrgios definitely seems to have reached his best level.
In a meeting he dominated in his big server register, and despite a first set lost in the tie-break, Nick Kyrgios did not concede a single break against the Russian, who had not been able to participate in Wimbledon dismissed by the London organization because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The two men fought hard and Daniil Medvedev acknowledged the superiority of the Australian after the fight on the court: “I didn't miss much, but I missed some shots in important moments.
And Nick was awesome, he beat me on par.
His first win over a current World No. 1 in 8️⃣ years 🙌
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Nick Kyrgios signs with this success his 14th victory in 15 games, his 8th in a row.
He seems in the shape of his life, at 27 years old and after having lived through the last years marked by depression.
"I had a clear objective: to play a lot of serve and volley and to execute my game better. I hope to be able to continue this momentum", he confided after his victory.
The Australian, 37th in the ATP ranking (No points were awarded at Wimbledon), will face his compatriot Alex De Minaur (21st) in the next round.