Nick Kyrgios is delighted with how his campaign in Washington has gone thus far since, in his opinion, he has been playing tennis this week quite flawlessly. On Wednesday, Kyrgios defeated Washington’s Paul 6-3 6-4 to go to the round of 16.
Paul was serving to stay in the match when Kyrgios broke him three times in the second set. Kyrgios had already broken Paul twice in the opening set. Kyrgios currently leads Paul 2*-0 in their head-to-head meetings after defeating the American earlier this year in Houston.
According to Kyrgios‘ statement on the ATP website, “I always seem to find my best tennis when I play Tommy.” “From a return and serve perspective, I played pretty much two perfect matches.”
Kyrgios seeks to gain ranking points
As a result of Wimbledon being sanctioned by the ATP, Kyrgios‘ journey to the final of Wimbledon was not recognized with ranking points.
Prior to the US Open, Kyrgios, the 63rd-ranked player in the world, hopes to climb the rankings. “All of these games seem so important to me. Since Wimbledon didn’t provide me any [Pepperstone ATP Rankings] points, I’m trying to focus, “Kyrgios elucidated.
But in a way, it’s advantageous since I continue to deliver some excellent performances. In his second round encounter, Kyrgios was successful, while Hubert Hurkacz wasn’t as fortunate. Hurkacz, the second seed, was defeated by Emil Ruusuvuori on Wednesday, 6-4, 7-6. (3).
“In the first few games, I was only able to maintain my composure. He had a break point early on, but I was able to hold on to the service game and give myself an opportunity to break him, which I was able to do. I then tried to hold on to my own serve “During his on-court interview, Ruusuvuori remarked.
I had little opportunities until the [second set] tie-break, when I got a look at a few second serves and [made] a few deep returns, which provided me the opportunity.