Citi Open winner Nick Kyrgios: I have proved that I can still produce at the highest level
It was “a week to remember” for Nick Kyrgios in Washington as he played the tournament of his life to win the Citi Open, beating Daniil Medvedev in the final.
Not too many people fancied the Australian at the start of the week as he has a tendency to blow hot and cold, but he produced the goods from start to finish as he upset 11th seed Gilles Simon in the second round and then stunned top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the semi-finals.
Third seed Medvedev stood between Kyrgios and a sixth ATP Tour title in Sunday’s final and the Russian was beaten 7-6 (7-6), 7-6 (7-4) in one hour and 35 minutes.
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It was a hard-fought win as there were no breaks of serve in either set and Kyrgios edged both tie-breakers.
“This has honestly been one of my favourite weeks of my life. I’ve made massive strides,” he said. “I started becoming friends with the smoothie guy, he knew what smoothie I wanted. I was playing ping pong with some kids before I’m playing. You guys were amazing. It was honestly a week to remember.
“I’ve had people behind me, backing me, and they never lost faith in me even when I lost faith in myself. This week means a lot. It’s great to get the win, but I’ve proved to myself and the people backing me that I can still produce at the highest level.”
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