Top seed Daniil Medvedev beaten by Nick Kyrgios at US Open, loses first title of the season
(CNN) — The first Grand Slam final of the season saw world number two Nick Kyrgios beat second seed Daniil Medvedev 6-2, 2-6, 6-3, 6-1 to win the US Open on Friday.
The Russian has not had much luck in the last couple of weeks.
He played at Indian Wells last month and did not win a set, lost in the third round and then failed to win a single game in last week’s Miami Open.
At the end of the event at which he was supposed to reach the final, Kyrgios was upset by Australian wildcard Matthew Ebden in a match that lasted 2 hours and 15 minutes.
On Friday, Kyrgios won another grand slam final against a top two player.
Here, we check in with the three men who were knocked out of grand slam finals by Kyrgios in the last couple of weeks to see if anybody has a right now a chance at doing it all over again.
Medvedev said he felt like a ‘child out there’ against Kyrgios and his comments
Daniil Medvedev said he felt like a ‘child out there’ against Kyrgios at the US Open
Medvedev never has played a major final, losing to Federer in 2004 and Nadal in 2008.
During the Miami Open, he said he felt like “a child out there” against Kyrgios and called the Australian “the best player I’ve ever played”.
But in a moment of candor, Medvedev also revealed he could have won the match against Kyrgios, who beat him in the quarter-finals, if he tried to get Kyrgios on the run by cutting him off the court.
“All I really can say is his serve was unbelievable and it was unbelievable to watch him on his serve,” said Medvedev.
“If I hit it like that I think I could beat him, because he is very aggressive and when he is not getting it on his serve it is a really difficult thing for everybody else out there.”