Nick KyrgiosThe search for another grand finale at another Grand Slam tournament came to a complete halt when he was beaten by Karen Khachanov in the quarterfinals of the US Open 2022 losing in an exciting 5-set match. Kyrgios had defeated the number one in the world Daniel Medvedev in four sets to earn his place in the last eight for the first time at the US Open.
He was regarded as one of the favorites at the US Open after having a breakout season in the hard court tournaments leading up to the US Open, especially after his US Open win. open city in singles also in the category of doubles with partner sock. He had also made a hole in the quarterfinals of the canada open where lost Hubert Hurkacz but had a disappointing start in the Cincinnati Open.
Kyrgios is currently one of the standard bearers of tennis in Australia and has been very consistent with his performances since his time at Wimbledon when he reached his first Grand Slam singles final after receiving a walkover due to Rafael NadalRetired due to injury.
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“I think he’s frustrated!” John McEnroe on Nick Kyrgios’ antics after quarterfinal loss
Kyrgios, after his loss to Khachanov at the US Open, seemed frustrated and after the usual handshake he slammed his racket into his hand with full force and grabbed another racket to smash it again and let out his frustration. . John McEnroethe former American player with 7 singles Grand Slam titles, criticized Krgios’ antics stating that he left ‘Very far ‘ smashing his rackets on the court as Khachanov celebrated his victory.
McEnroe said:That was after the match, so it was a little bit inappropriate because I understand that he’s frustrated, but this is when Karen Khachanov was thanking the people on his side. So that was going too far, I know something about it. Nick obviously does that in almost every game. We saw the complete Nick there. For me, I have always said that it is better to go out and try and fail than not to try at all. So he’s finally got there. You have to encourage him to keep going and fighting.”
He further added “He has paid his dues in the last three to six months, he has played many more tournaments. I wouldn’t get rid of the other tournaments entirely, because that sets you up rank-wise so he gets potentially easier draws, that’s important. But obviously he’s right that people are going to remember how he fared for you in the Slams.“
Kyrgios is quite famous for showing his emotional outbursts on the court and this was nothing new for him as he has frequently been doing one thing or another in his matches. Similarly, during the Wimbledon finals, he resorted to arguments with the chair umpires and even urged the chair umpire to eject a spectator who had been harassing him during the crucial match.
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Source : firstsportz.com