Australian maverick Nick Kyrgios sent defending champion and world number one Daniil Medvedev crashing out of the US Open 2022.
Nick Kyrgios : vs Daniil Medvedev | Round 4 | Height
|27 April 1995
Canberra, ACT, Australia
|1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
|Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
According to Tennishead magazine, he has received more fines for his temperamental on-court behaviour than any other player in ATP history.
His actions have included swearing, smashing his racquet, as well as insults and verbal altercations with the crowd, with umpires, with his opponents and with his supporters.
In doubles, Kyrgios has a career-high ranking of world No. 18, achieved on 22 August 2022, winning a major doubles title at the 2022 Australian Open and reaching the semifinals of the Miami Open, both times partnering Thanasi Kokkinakis.
In his junior career, Kyrgios won the singles event at the 2013 Australian Open and the doubles events at the 2012 French Open, the 2012 Wimbledon and the 2013 Wimbledon Championships.
Vs Daniil Medvedev
Australian maverick Nick Kyrgios sent defending champion and world number one Daniil Medvedev crashing out of the US Open 2022 in an explosive last-16 clash on Sunday.
Wimbledon runner-up Kyrgios triumphed 7-6 (13/11), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to reach his first quarter-final in New York where he will face another Russian, Karen Khachanov.
Medvedev will lose his world top ranking after being defeated by Kyrgios for the fourth time in five meetings. Kyrgios fired 21 aces and a total of 53 winners past his outclassed Russian opponent.
“It was an amazing match, obviously Daniil as the defending champion had a lot of pressure on his shoulders, but I*ve been playing amazing the last couple of months,” Kyrgios said after the win.
“What a place to do it — packed house in New York. I*m extremely blessed. “Losing the Wimbledon final was a bitter pill but now I want to go all the way here. “I*m glad I can show my talents — it*s only taken me 27 years.” In a fast-paced, big-hitting first set, Kyrgios broke to lead 4-2 before Medvedev immediately repaired the damage.
A marathon tiebreak saw a 22-shot rally and Kyrgios save three set points. The Australian clinched the opener on a fourth set point of his own after 63 minutes of tennis played at breakneck speed.
Nick Kyrgios Round 4
Nick Kyrgios has reached the quarter-finals of the US Open for the first time, defeating world number one and defending champion Daniil Medvedev 7-6(11), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Monday, in Round 4.
It was a dominant showing from the Australian, who fired 20 aces, 52 winners and won 75 per cent on his first serve.
He will now face Karen Khachanov, who also reached the quarter-finals of the US Open for the first time on Sunday after upsetting Spanish 12th seed Pablo Carreno Busta in a five-set thriller.
“I rate that as the best match I’ve seen Nick Kyrgios play in a grand slam tournament,” Todd Woodbridge said in commentary, full of praise for the Australian.
“That was a performance for the ages.”
“That was not just great tennis, a serving display but the mental strength,” Jelena Dokic added.
“This was potentially for me the turning point in Kyrgios’ career, more than the Wimbledon final, because this is the biggest win of his career. This could potentially get him that Grand Slam win.”
With Monday’s victory, Kyrgios became the first player to defeat the world No.1 twice in the same year since 1987 while Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz or Casper Ruud looks set to jump to top spot in the rankings.
Nick Kyrgios Height
Nick Kyrgios is known for being one of the taller players on the ATP Tour. He is 6’ 4” tall, or 1.95 meters.
|Nicholas Hilmy Kyrgios
|Professional tennis player
|Height in cm and m
|195cm and 1.95m
|Height in feet inches
|6 feet 4 inches
According to his ATP Tour page, he weighs 187 libers. He is right-handed, and plays with a two-handed backhand.
He has stated that he ‘doesn’t love fully tennis’ he loved basketball.