Australian Nick Kyrgios defeated Benjamin Bonzi to reach the 3rd round of U.S. Open with a hard fought 7-6(3) 6-4 4-6 6-4 win. Check it out.
Nick Kyrgios : Benjamin Bonzi | J.J. Wolf | Results
After falling short in the Wimbledon final two months ago, Nick Kyrgios will have another chance to claim his first Grand Slam singles title at the US Open over the next fortnight.
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Kyrgios wasn’t even in the Grand Slam conversation at the start of 2022 but has rediscovered his potential in recent months.
Since his defeat to Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final, Kyrgios has come back to the court better than ever.
After losing the Wimbledon final, some may have expected Kyrgios to slump back into bad habits.
But rather than regress, the 27-year-old has made some notable progress with how he handles setbacks on the court.
While still prone to occasional outbursts and umpire callouts, he has shown a calmer side over the past month.
Australian Nick Kyrgios powered past Benjamin Bonzi to reach the third round of the U.S. Open with a hard fought 7-6(3) 6-4 4-6 6-4 win over the Frenchman on Wednesday.
The big-serving 23rd seed struck 30 aces and broke Bonzi for a fourth time on match point to end the punishing match under the lights at Louis Armstrong Stadium.
“His level today was incredible, I was not expecting an absolute war,” Kyrgios said in an on-court interview.
“That could have gone either way. He was up a break early in the fourth but I played some really risky tennis late in the fourth set to win. I’m just happy to get through.”
In their first career meeting, the pair exchanged breaks in the first set before Kyrgios captured it in a tiebreak and broke early in the second to cruise to a 2-0 lead.
Nick Kyrgios vs J.J wolf
World number 25 Nick Kyrgios will be up against the 87th-ranked JJ Wolf in the third round of the 2022 US Open on Friday, September 2.
There have been no previous meetings between Kyrgios and Wolf on a tennis court.
Wolf’s record at Grand Slam tennis is rather peculiar. He has never gone past the qualifying stage at any of the other Grand Slam appearances but for the 2020 US Open where he had made the third round.
Kyrgios is a very heavy favourite yet again but he would do well to not take Wolf for granted. We could be looking at a Kyrgios win again though given his focus but one in which he loses a set.
Nick Kyrgios Results
Nick Kyrgios will next face J.J. Wolf in the US Open third round.
Kyrgios beat Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi in the second round on Thursday (AEST) and has dropped one set from his first two matches at the tournament.
Wolf, meanwhile, stunned 16th-seed Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round before beating Alejandro Tabilo in four sets.
The American was handed a wildcard into the US Open and is making the most of it.