Nick Kyrgios vs Karen Khachanov meet in the quarter-finals at the US Open on Tuesday night in New York. Check out live scores and results.
Nick Kyrgios : vs Karen Khachanov | Score | Result
Kyrgios and Khachanov’s sole previous Grand Slam meeting was a memorable one. The Australian needed four hours and 26 minutes to overcome Khachanov in a remarkable 6-2, 7-6(5), 6-7(6), 6-7(7), 7-6(8) victory at the 2020 Australian Open.
Despite producing what he later described as ‘probably the most boneheaded play of all time’ against Daniil Medvedev in the fourth round in New York on Sunday, Kyrgios delievered an otherwise sparkling performance on Arthur Ashe Stadium to down the World No. 1 and set a second meeting at the majors with 27th seed Khachanov.
Kyrgios has found his best level on Tour in recent months, posting 19-3 on the North American hard courts following his run to a maiden Grand Slam final at Wimbledon in July.
The Australian says he is feeding off his strong run of results as he chases his first major title in New York.
“Obviously winning helps. I’ve been winning a lot this year,” said Kyrgios after his Medvedev win. “The motivation has been there. It’s easy to train. It’s easier to wake up obviously when things are going great. I was just really sick of letting people down and I don’t know, just feeling like that. I feel like I’m making people proud now.”
Vs Karen Khachanov
Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios is showing early signs of discomfort in his US Open quarter-finals match against Russia’s Karen Khachanov in New York.
Early in the first set at Arthur Ashe Stadium, Kyrgios started stretching and shaking his left leg, muttering under his breath.
And immediately after losing the opening set, the 27-year-old Aussie called for a medic.
He later told his box: “I don’t want to f****** play through this s***.”
Kyrgios stunned world No. 1 Daniil Medvedev on Monday to progress through to the quarter-finals at Flushing Meadows for the first time in his career.
And after 22-time grand slam champion Rafael Nadal bundled out of the grand slam tournament on Tuesday, he has suddenly become one of the favourites.
But first, the Canberran will need to topple No. 27 seed Khachanov.
Kyrgios and Khachanov have previously met on two occasions, each emerging victorious once.
Nick Kyrgios score
Nick Kyrgios is making his way out now, but stopped for a brief chat in the bowels of Arthur Ashe Stadium.
No dramas for either in their first service game, and it’s 1-1.
Both are big servers, so we’re likely to see a fast-paced affair here, and those first two games took a combined three minutes.
Karen Khachanov holds again, and he leads 5-4.
We are racing through this set, with neither man getting close to a service break at the moment. If Nick’s injury is affecting him in any way, it’s certainly not on his serve – but the lack of high leverage points as sucked the energy out of the crowd somewhat.
After a ‘golden game’ (four straight aces) from Khachanov, he takes the first set pretty much out of nowhere, 7-5.
Until then, there’d been no break points between the two, and after a double fault at deuce, the Russian wins it with a lob after Kyrgios tries to serve and volley.
Another comfortable couple of holds and he’s one game away from making this one set each, with Khachanov now serving at 3-5 down.
Nick Kyrgios Result
The game is live now :
|75%||First serve %||65%|
|79%||Win % on 1st serve||80%|
|53%||Win % on 2nd serve||70%|
|17||Receiving points won||20|
|3||Max games won in a row||3|
|5||Max points won in a row||5|
|49||Service points won||51|
|11||Service games won||11|
Nick Kyrgios finds an early break!
His first break point of the match and he converts after a pretty good rally between the two.