Daniil Medvedev is sent packing by Nick Kyrgios in the ATP Montreal match.

Nick Kyrgios has never achieved a top-20 ranking. Since returning to the court in June, the Australian has performed like a member of that elite, winning 20 of 23 matches, and he has no plans to slow down. The Washington champion and Wimbledon finalist upset No.

1 Daniil Medvedev in Montreal‘s second round by scores of 6-7, 6-4, and 6-2. The Australian defeated the Russian and won his third match against him in a row in an hour and 59 minutes. Thus, Medvedev lost 1000 points and made it possible for Rafael Nadal or Alexander Zverev to dethrone him from the ATP throne in the coming weeks.

Daniil played worse behind the first serve, and Nick won ten points more than he did. After dropping the opening game, Kyrgios calmly defended both break opportunities to defeat the defending champion. Medvedev ran out of gas in the second set, needed three breaks to reach the door leading out, and lost a ton of ground in the year-end no.

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World No. 1 Daniil Medvedev was defeated by Nick Kyrgios in the second round.

In the longer rallies, Nick kept up with the opponent’s speed; in the shorter rallies, he overcame him to win. The Australian player had 34 victories and 25 unforced errors, whereas the Russian player’s 29-28 ratio was insufficient to win.

In the first nine games of the match, the returners had little to work with, and Kyrgios held at love to secure a 5-4 victory in 24 minutes! In game 10, Daniil squandered three game points and was left with a set point following a careless drop shot.

With a strong serve, Medvedev blocked it, and he repeated the move on the second serve to extend the set and his chances. After the Australian’s errant volley at the net, the Russian got off to a stronger start in the tie break and took the lead 3-1.

Nick made a forehand drive-volley error that caused him to lose ground, and Daniil went up 6-1 after winning a service point. After Nick’s awful volley near the net, the world number one saved the second set point to win the first set in 48 minutes.

At the start of the second set, Kyrgios unexpectedly broke at number 15 after Medvedev’s errant forehand. The Australian made four smooth holds to get into a good rhythm and establish a 5-3 lead. In game nine, Daniil held at love to serve for the set, and after a service winner at 5-4, Nick declared a tiebreaker.

In the second game of the final set, the Australian held with a strong serve to keep the score at 1-1 after fending off two break attempts. In game five, Daniil had a 40-15 lead on serve but chose to let Nick extend the game instead of bringing it home.

With a deep return, the Australian created a break chance, but the Russian saved it with a backhand winner down the line. With a backhand crosscourt pass over Medvedev, Kyrgios took advantage of the second break opportunity and established the critical 3-2 lead.

In order to increase his lead, Nick got another break at 4-2. He then held at love in the following game to win and go to the third round.