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US Open: Kyrgios shows Daniil Medvedev's No. 1 exit

US Open: Kyrgios shows Daniil Medvedev’s No. 1 exit

US Open top seed Nick Kyrgios knocked out Daniil Medvedev in four sets 7-6 (11), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 Sunday night.

Because of this loss in the fourth round, Medvedev will lose his world number one position. Rafael Nadal (third), Carlos Alcaraz (fourth) or Casper Ruud (fifth) will have it by the end of the two weeks, and they are the ones still in contention for the tournament.

This is the first time a player has been able to defeat the world number one twice in the same year since 1987. Kyrgios had defeated Medvedev last month in Montreal, at the National Bank Open, and thus took revenge after a second round. Losing at the Australian Open in their first match of the year in January.

Khachanov for the first time in New York quarters

Meanwhile, in the euphoria of the final at Wimbledon, which he lost to Novak Djokovic, and his victory in Washington, which ended three years of rarity, the player, talented as much as volcanic, has cooled somewhat to appear better. The conqueror himself.

His performance against the Russian was the dazzling confirmation of this amazing transformation. His tennis was brilliant, hit-and-miss and brilliant, with no false note, fear, or restraint, like the first breakout he won with the tongs in the high-fly sequence after erasing three set points in the process.

“I’m glad I was finally able to show in New York how well I can play. I work every day, really hard, I want every training to count.

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Kyrgios, for the first time in the quarter-finals of this tournament, will face Russia’s Karen Khachanov, who ousted 12th seed Pablo Carreno Busta in a 3:21 match. Khachanov won in five sets of 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3.

Khachanov, who has had five breaks in service, has won six of the nine matches he has played against the Spaniard.

He reached the quarter-finals at Flushing Meadows for the first time in his career. All top teams combined, it will also be the third quarter-final match.

Berrettini qualified for the quarter-finals

Matteo Berrettini (14 in the world) qualified for the US Open quarter-finals by winning 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, at the end of a long run. The confrontation, Spaniard Davidovich Fokina, Sunday in New York.

Brittney, who had already had to work 3 hours 47 to sack Andy Murray in the previous round, this time barely took two minutes to beat Davidovich Fokina, who made him hard, before physically collapsing in the last set.

At 3-2 in front of him, after the fracture resumed, the Spaniard injured the front of his left knee after a slip with his legs wide apart. The doctor tried to numb the pain by rubbing the area with an ice pack, but its momentum was cut off.

Then Berrettini, winner of two championships this season in Queens and Stuttgart, did not fail to maintain the advantage of a successful fresh break. He could finally breathe after being so violent in this match that he had been hesitating for a long time until this blow of fate hit his opponent.

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“I am very proud of myself today. I didn’t start the way I wanted, but I fought my way back into the game. He played tennis incredibly… After that, it wasn’t the way I wanted to finish the match, but I win with this win,” he commented The 26-year-old Italian, who once again spoke of his strength (17 aces, 49 winners in total).

He will face Italian Rod

Casper Ruud, the seventh player in the world, qualified for the quarter-finals with a 6-1, 6-2, 6-7 (4), 6-2 victory over French Corentin Mutier (112).

He will face the 23-year-old Norwegian, who reaches this stage for the first time at Flushing Meadows, Berrettini.

Rather than being a clay-court specialist, as evidenced by his titles this season in Buenos Aires, Geneva and Gstaad, as well as his trip to the final at Roland Garros, which was defeated by host Rafael Nadal, Rudd emphasizes his ease on the surface. Tough, spring interview at the Masters 1000 in Miami where he also failed the last step.

Strong without being particularly impressive, he particularly benefited during the first two rounds of a lack of match against Mottet, who then went through completely from his first round of 16 at a Grand Slam, making plenty of unforced errors.

The frustration soon triumphed over the French. This manifested itself at first in a rather unusual way, when he made a series of push-ups, as if he was punishing himself (and possibly re-motivating himself) after losing a point at the start of the second set. The funny thing is that he sent two angry balls in quick succession to the stands, just before losing the round, and logically earned a penalty point, having been warned just before that for the same offense.

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Mutit showed a much better face in the third set. He led 4-2, and managed to break his face to push Rudd into the decider. It is a tie-breaker during which the latter cracked, in the grip of doubt, by making a notable double fault at the setpoint for the Frenchman.

However, the Norwegian was able to regain control of the match in the fourth set, taking Mute’s serve 3-1 ahead, not without having to erase two break points on the spot. The feature he definitely kept after that.