Nick Kyrgios’ “tactical intelligence” is examined by Patrick Mouratoglou at the US Open.

Nick Kyrgios is “always one shot ahead,” according to coach Patrick Mouratoglou, and his shrewd play is one of the main factors in his success this summer. On Sunday, Kyrgios eliminated Daniil Medvedev, the reigning US Open champion, from the competition.

Kyrgios defeated first-seeded Medvedev in front of a crowded Arthur Ashe Stadium 7-6 (11) 3-6 6-3 6-2. Following the game, Mouratoglou offered some commentary on Kyrgios‘ performance against Medvedev. “As though playing chess, Nick is constantly one shot ahead.

He has time to observe and play with his opponent while anticipating his response “explained Mouratoglou. “Nick moves in and gets the ball earlier and chooses to play it behind Daniil because he notices that he is a little slow to recover during this rally and that he needs to hurry back to get there.

Daniil rushes back to defend after Nick plays short since he can see that he is on his heels, and Nick then decides to take a drop shot. His deft hands not only ensure flawless execution, but also that his tactical acumen is enormous.”

For the second time in a month, Kyrgios triumphs over Medvedev.

Without a question, Kyrgios has been playing the best tennis of his career this summer.

At Wimbledon, Kyrgios won his first Grand Slam match, and he maintained that form throughout the North American hard court swing. Kyrgios beat Medvedev in Montreal last month after coming back from a set down. Kyrgios has now defeated Medvedev for the second match in a month.

Kyrgios gained two additional triumphs over a world No. 1 to his resume with the two wins over Medvedev. Following his victory over Medvedev, Kyrgios emphasized his desire to advance all the way at the US Open. Kyrgios will face Karen Khachanov in the US Open quarterfinal. The outstanding shape Kyrgios is in makes him seem like a guy on a mission this fortnight.