Nick Kyrgios gave a show, played an excellent match and thrilled the audience, but Daniil Medvedev won the most interesting second round match of the Australian Open 2022. The Australian managed to put the world number two in serious difficulty and took the game to the fourth set despite the two sets behind.
In the fourth portion of the game, however, Medvedev raised the level and exploited the less than optimal physical conditions of his opponent. After leaving the scene in singles, Kyrgios will still be able to redeem himself in doubles and try the feat against number one seeded Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic.
We recall that the doubles partner of the 26-year-old from Canberra is Thanasi Kokkinakis.
Kyrgios on the match against Medvedev: "I'm proud of my performance"
Nick said: "I am incredibly proud of my performance. I think if you could vote, everyone would say that Daniil is the best in the world right now.
He doesn't lower the level in any game. He always gives everything, no matter the score or the moments of tension. He trusts himself and his tennis a lot. I gave it my all. Considering everything I've been through in the past four or five months and the positivity to Covid-19 last week, I'm proud of how I responded.
Will this match help me do well in the coming months? This doesn't matter to me. I only think about today. It doesn't matter if I train a little or a lot. People will criticize me anyway, but they know that in games like this I will always answer present.
I know I can beat 95% of the tennis players on these courts. I fought, put on a good show. And this is all. I don't think about the other tournaments. I just want to go home. Last year around for ATP Tour? I do not know. I don't know what will happen in a year. I guess I'll keep playing tennis, but I don't know."