Review of Nick Kyrgios’ play against Daniil Medvedev by John McEnroe

While praising Nick Kyrgios‘ serve, John McEnroe also said that the Australian does an excellent job of playing tennis strategically. To advance to the US Open quarterfinals on Sunday, Kyrgios defeated top-seeded Daniil Medvedev 7-6 (11) 3-6 6-3 6-2.

Kyrgios defeated Medvedev in Montreal a month ago. Kyrgios went to the net and attempted to volley points throughout the entire Montreal encounter. This time, Medvedev didn’t want Kyrgios to use volleys to completely crush him.

However, Kyrgios overcame Medvedev by playing a different style of tennis.

McEnroe: Kyrgios had incredible tactical skill.

“First of all, as I’ve previously stated, the man possesses one of the best serves in tennis history.

The man was serving at 70%, which is the highest on the tour, and now he is backing it up tremendously. I don’t believe people realize how massive his serve is or how strong his second serve is. He will win the competition if he performs as well as he did last night, McEnroe said on Eurosport.

“I don’t give a damn where you’re standing, the way Kyrgios is serving. Did you notice that he began serving and volleying if you stood back a good distance? He doesn’t need a coach because he is a genius on the court and executed a brilliant tactical move.

He was being bombarded by Medvedev, who I predicted would play lengthy rallies, put him through physical strain, and win the majority of the points. What’s this? The majority of those (longer) points were losses for him. In addition to managing oneself properly and pacing himself when Kyrgios is down on his opponent’s serve, he is also much more physically fit than he has ever been. Now, Kyrgios leads Medvedev 4-1 in their previous meetings. Kyrgios will face Karen Khachanov in the US Open quarterfinal.