Yoshihito Nishioka, ranked 96th in the world, recognized that Nick Kyrgios has been playing excellent tennis over the past several weeks and that it will be very challenging to defeat the Australian. In the Washington final, Nishioka, 26, will play six-time ATP champion Kyrgios.
Kyrgios is clearly the favorite going into the match and he has never lost to Nishioka. In their previous meetings, Kyrgios and Nishioka have a combined record of 3-0. Additionally, Kyrgios defeated Nishioka in 2014’s Savannah Challenger.
According to Sportskeeda, Nishioka added, “Kyrgios is Kyrgios.” “He has a good day and can do whatever he wants. Additionally, I believe that we both have a tendency to become overly emotional at times, but he had a fantastic week here in both singles and doubles.
He is undeniably quite confident. Never did I hit him.”
Nishioka: If Kyrgios has a strong serving day, it will be challenging.
Nishoka continued, “You know, if he making 80 percent first service, I can’t do anything.” “So occasionally, like going to occasionally, but occasionally, like not.
If I have a chance and I succeed, I might have a chance to win. I may lose if I don’t. So we’ll wait and see how everything goes before relaxing tomorrow.” When Nishioka plays Kyrgios at the Citi Open in Washington, he will be attempting to capture his second ATP championship.
In Shenzhen in 2018, Nishioka won his only ATP championship. Despite not really being the favorite in any of the matches he played in Washington, Nishioka has been playing superbly the entire week and has advanced to the final.
Nishioka defeated Jenson Brooksby, Alex de Minaur, Karen Khachanov, Daniel Evans, and Andrey Rublev en route to the Washington final. It is uncertain whether Nishioka, who recently defeated Rublev in a significant upset, can defeat Kyrgios and win the Washington title.