Top seed Daniil Medvedev beaten by Nick Kyrgios at US Open
With his first win of the season already in the bag, and the second set of his Wimbledon semifinal victory already in progress, Nick Kyrgios has won his seventh US Open title.
Kyrgios defeated fellow Briton and world number one Sam Querrey in an epic contest that lasted more than three hours and was covered live by ESPN, which brought the match to its top rated channel for a record-breaking five hours.
Kyrgios has never lost to any other player in major championships, including Rafael Nadal in the 2016 US Open final, but this was a difficult task, especially against a player of Querrey’s mettle.
Querrey defeated Kyrgios in a straight sets battle in four sets, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4. In the end, it was a different Querrey with a chance of winning the championship.
In the first set, it took Kyrgios just six minutes to win 3-2. In the second, Kyrgios took the first three points before going down 4-3 in a tiebreaker. The second set was a classic when Kyrgios closed out and took his first ever US Open men’s singles title.
“I definitely felt a little bit nervous to start the match but I was just trying to be in the zone and not to let it affect me too much,” said Kyrgios.
“It was just a lot more fun to have a really good experience at a great event like this,” he added,
Kyrgios was one of the favourites to win his second major of the year, despite his being a man without a major title. Querrey, on the other hand, has a major title in hand since winning the US Open in 2012.
Querrey has made it to the final of every major championship he have won, and is