As if changed, Nick Kyrgios appeared in the fourth set tiebreak: With patience, precise shots and convincing body language, he won the extra ring in this long set 7:3. In the US Open quarter-final against Russia’s Karen Khachanov, Kyrgios returned to old patterns in the critical group.
As soon as possible, he had to run after a period of incapacity that he could no longer make up. So it was Chachanov who moved to a major semi-final for the first time in his career. The result is in favor of the number 31 in the world: 7:5, 4:6, 7:5, 6:7 (3:7), 6:4.
Chachanov previously also won sets 1 and 3, which were practically identical: with a score of 6: 5 for the Russians, Kyrgios showed nerves on the other side of the net by serving – with a break, Chachanov got into the set. Wins.
After the match, Khachanov said: “It was a crazy game that I was expecting. I was ready to run and fight. We played tennis for about 4 hours. I think this is the only way to beat Nick.”
Meanwhile, utter disappointment reigned in Kyrgios. “I’m broke. I feel sloppy like I left my people hanging. I feel like I just failed in this tournament,” said the Australian. “That’s exactly how you feel.”
Season number 25 in the world. I’m almost done. Because it is clear that only majors are of interest to him. “That’s all people remember – whether you win or lose a major tournament,” said the mighty servant. Pretty much every other tournament is actually a waste of time.
Now Rod is waiting
Shachanov’s semi-finalist competitor, Casper Rudd, had to put in significantly less effort in the quarter-finals in a 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) win over Matteo Berrettini (ITA/ATP 14). ). The Norwegian must also be very excited, in the end he could become the world number one if he wins the tournament.
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