Despite switching partners, Nick Kyrgios saw the same success on Monday at the Citi Open, extending his winning streak. The Australian duo of American Jack Sock and Thanasi Kokkinakis won their second tour-level doubles championship of the year in Atlanta over the weekend, but they didn’t display any signs of fatigue in their opening match in Washington, where they advanced to the second round.
The unseeded pair defeated third seeds Marcelo Arevalo and Jean-Julien Rojer 6-4, 6-4 in 68 minutes by serving nine aces and breaking three times. At the ATP 500 competition, Kyrgios and Sock will pair up for the second match this season with the goal of winning their second tour-level championship together after taking home the trophy in Lyon in 2018.
The following matchups will feature either Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares or Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin. On the first day of competition in Washington, Mackenzie McDonald and Botic van de Zandschulp also advanced after defeating Ilya Ivashka and Andrey Rublev 6-4, 6-7, 10-8.
The American-Dutch team will then take on either Alex de Minaur and Frances Tiafoe or top seeds Rajeev Ram and Horacio Zeballos. Blumberg/Kecmanovic March Los Cabos At the Abierto de Tenis Mifel in Los Cabos on Monday, William Blumberg and Miomir Kecmanovic won their first match as a team by defeating Nathaniel Lammons and Jackson Withrow 3-6, 6-3, 10-8.
After 72 minutes, the American-Serbian team overcame a 4/6 Match Tie-break to secure their spot in the next round. Blumberg, who won in Newport with Steve Johnson last month, is seeking to win his second tour-level trophy of the year this week.
Nick Kyrgios muses over his position.
Nick Kyrgios is a better athlete than his No. 63 world rating would imply. Nick Kyrgios claimed that his ranking never accurately reflected the caliber of his performance and added that he rarely plays a complete schedule, which is bad for his standing.
Nick Kyrgios remarked, “It’s (the ranking’s) not really an honour or anything.” Never has my ranking seemed to represent how well I play. That is also a result of my playing schedule. I never actually had a full schedule of games.
It’s just too much travel for me toward the end of the year,” remarked Nick Kyrgios. “I’m not interested in looking into it either. I don’t want to forgo spending time at home with my loved ones and my partner.
That time at home is essential. I don’t give a damn about my ranking. It would be beneficial in certain ways.