The famine finally ended three years later. Nick Kyrgios tasted victory on the ATP circuit once again by winning the Washington tournament for the second time, confirming his return to the highest level seen a month ago at Wimbledon, where he reached the finals. The Australian, 63rd in the world, logically defeated Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka (96th) 6-4, 6-3 in the final.
When I think about where I came from last year…
A show of strength and Kyrgios victory in Washington
“Winning a championship here again is an incredible feeling, a great feeling for me.“The warm Kyrgios, whose rebirth is glorious in 2022, commented after two dark years punctuated by depression and suicidal thoughts.Last year, when I still think about where I am, in very dark situations, a great transformation has taken place… A very strong feeling that runs through me. I’m very, very happy with what happened“, he added into the microphone Tennis Channel.
The Canberra native is conquering a seventh title after rallying in Marseille, Atlanta and Tokyo (2016), Brisbane (2017), Acapulco (2019) and thus Washington. The old man he can find in the second round of the Masters 1000 in Montreal.
No break in the tournament
But not everything was perfect, the player is as volcanic as he is talented, he had to save five match points against Frances Tiafoe, especially in the quarterfinals, but he always knew how to find the necessary resources to force the decision, sometimes with blows. taken from somewhere else, she tries as she tries and usually succeeds between her legs.
Looking a little calmer on the pitch than on previous days, Kyrgios didn’t give Nishioka the slightest chance, despite always raising his voice fast when he made a mistake or the spectators had the misfortune of being too loud, Russia’s Andrey Rublev’s astonishing goal scorer. half a day ago.
The scenario of the two sets was the same, as the Japanese each time accepted their commitment from the start and had to chase after the score without ever worrying their opponent, still tough in service (12 aces). Kyrgios, who completed the tournament without the slightest break, took a double hit as he won the doubles final at the expense of American Jack Sock and the doubles final at the expense of the Croatian Ivan Dodig, who was linked to the American Austin Krajicek (7-5, 6-4).
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Rublev, taken from his throat and tense, cracked into Nishioka’s face.