Nick Kyrgios talks about being “devastated” following the US Open loss to Karen Khachanov

After being eliminated from the US Open, Nick Kyrgios expressed his disappointment by saying that any match other Grand Slams is “pretty much a waste of time.” After losing to Karen Khachanov in a quarterfinal match in five sets, Kyrgios, 27, was forced to withdraw from the US Open.

Having defeated top-seeded Daniil Medvedev in the previous round, Kyrgios went into the Khachanov match as the favorite. Khachanov, however, had other ideas, and he defeated Kyrgios 7-5 4-6 7-5 6-7 (3) 6-4.

After losing to Khachanov, Kyrgios shares her feelings.

“In all honesty, I don’t even particularly care about other competitions.

Success at a Grand Slam, for example, makes me feel as though other competitions are really unimportant “Kyrgios acknowledged. “It’s as if you get better and worse before nothing matters at a Grand Slam.

Either you succeed or fail. People don’t really care if you improved that day, lost 4 in the fifth, or played in one of the tournament’s top matchups. At a Grand Slam, whether you win or lose, all everybody remembers is that you lost.

I essentially believe that every other competition during the year is a waste of time. Simply show up to a Grand Slam by running up. That’s how people will remember you.” Kyrgios came to the US Open determined to capture his first Grand Slam singles title after finishing second at Wimbledon.

Many thought Kyrgios was a serious contender for the championship based on the manner he was playing. Despite beating Medvedev and making his first US Open quarterfinal, Kyrgios felt like he could have done better “simply failed.” “Obviously, I’m heartbroken.

To be honest, it just felt like you could either succeed in everything or fail completely. I currently feel as though I have failed this event. That is how it feels “Kyrgios remarked. Given that he now intends to go back to Australia, Kyrgios won’t be taking part in the Laver Cup later this month.