He had not played since July 6 and his tough quarterfinal match against Taylor Fritz at Wimbledon. Two days later, the winner of the Australian Open and Roland-Garros saw his dream of a Grand Slam calendar thwarted by a domination of Kyrgios, a tummy tuck.
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The Australian (28th), who had his first career climb in a Major and was certain to lose to Novak Djokovic in the final, hasn’t slowed down since winning in Washington. end three years of famine.
But the match overflow seems hard to digest. As in his defeat to Hubert Hurkacz in the quarterfinals of the Masters 1000 Montreal, Kyrgios dragged his carcass to Ohio against Taylor Fritz, his back and left knee still sore.
And when things go wrong, it is seen in the 27-year-old Australian, who from the outset shows growing signs of frustration and complains of the annoying flickering of lights on a billboard. without finding a solution.
He lost 6-3, 6-2 without a fight against the solid American (13th), who won at Indian Wells in March and didn’t want much.
“The way my game came together is great. It’s the kind of game I need to gain confidence in. A lot of things were going well today, I felt good.” He welcomed Taylor Fritz, who will face Russia’s Andrey Rublev (8th).
Later, Pole Hubert Hurkacz (10th), who was a finalist against Pablo Carreño in Montreal on Sunday, fell again to American John Isner (50th) 7-6 (7/5), 6-7 (5/5). 7), lost 6-2. ).
Stefanos Tsitsipas (7th) had no difficulty in reaching the last 16 by defeating Serbian Filip Krajinovic (46th) 6-3, 6-4. No more than Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime (9th) who defeated Australian Alex De Minaur (20th) 6-3, 6-2.
Two weeks ago, Cameron Norrie, who was the 11th and finalist in the world at the Los Cabos tournament, defeated Andy Murray (47th) who ended in cramps with 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 sets.
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