In order to get to the Citi Open quarterfinals, Nick Kyrgios must defeat three Americans in as many days. The 2019 Washington winner won 6-3, 6-4 in a thrilling night encounter on Wednesday against 14th seed Tommy Paul after defeating Marcos Girón in the opening round.
In the round of 16, she will play fourth seed Reilly Opelka, who currently holds a 2-0 advantage in their ATP Head2Head game. When playing Tommy, I always play my best tennis, said Kyrgios, who also defeated Paul in Houston in April.
From a return and serving perspective, I played two pretty faultless matches. Against Paul, who used his athleticism and consistency to contribute to a crowd-pleasing encounter under the lights of DC, the Australian saved all four break points he faced.
At 2-2 in the second set, the American generated three of those break points as he started to take advantage of Kyrgios‘ serve but was unable to gain an edge. Kyrgios, a Wimbledon finalist, didn’t generate a break point in the second set until the very last game, when his third break of the match ended it after an hour and 25 minutes.
He triumphed in his first singles match since his first major final on Tuesday by defeating Marcos Girón in straight sets. “I think all of these games are incredibly important. I’m trying to stay focused because Wimbledon didn’t provide me any points in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings, said the World No.
In his post-game press conference, 63 added. But in a way, it’s advantageous for me since I continue to deliver excellent results. In his 6-7(6), 6-4, 6-4 triumph over fellow countryman Denis Kudla, Opelka racked up 28 aces. Early in the second set, the fourth seed avoided breaking, and he went on to win 19 straight games on his serve to win the set.
By defeating Tommy Paul, Kyrgios
Nick Kyrgios claimed in his news conference after defeating Paul that if he had been seeded, he wouldn’t have had the difficulties he did during the tournament. According to Kyrgios, a seeded player doesn’t even play in the first round.
I had a difficult first round last night, and I was supposed to play tonight after undergoing a drug test that lasted till midnight. A player who is seeded goes to bed when he wants to go to bed. eats what he desires.
When there was no food, I was instructed to eat in the cafe. These are only issues that I believe a player who is seeded won’t experience.