Nick Kyrgios At Similar Degree As Novak Djokovic And Rafael Nadal: Daniil Medvedev | Tennis Information
Danill Medvedev mentioned Nick Kyrgios is enjoying at such a excessive degree that he deserves comparability with Grand Slam heavyweights Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. Medvedev was deposed as US Open champion on Sunday by Kyrgios because the fiery Australian stormed to an electrifying 7-6 (13/11), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 win to achieve his first quarter-final in New York.
“Nick in the present day performed form of on the degree of Novak and Rafa,” mentioned the 26-year-old Medvedev after seeing 21 aces and 53 winners pace previous him.
“He has a bit bit completely different sport as a result of he is not a grinder. On the similar time he can rally. He is powerful to play. He has a tremendous serve.
“However from baseline it isn’t like when the purpose begins, you already know that you’ve got the benefit. He performs good. He has each shot.
“If he performs like this till the tip of the match, he has all the possibilities to win it.”
Medvedev, who will lose his world primary rating following his defeat, was making an attempt to grow to be the primary man to defend the US Open title since Roger Federer in 2008.
As an alternative, he ends the Grand Slam yr with a runners-up spot on the Australian Open, the place he was defeated by Nadal, and last-16 exits on the French and US Opens.
Together with different Russians, he was banned from Wimbledon because of the invasion of Ukraine.
Medvedev mentioned his bodily situation started to deteriorate because the match went on, a legacy of choosing up a fever through the match.
“Within the USA, I get sick for positive within the hardcourt swing as a result of the AC is simply loopy,” he mentioned.
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