US Open day seven wrap: Nick Kyrgios earns statement win over Daniil Medvedev

Nick Kyrgios inbetween games

Nick Kyrgios continued his brilliant summer by knocking out defending champion Daniil Medvedev in the fourth round of the US Open.

Medvedev will lose the world number one ranking after the four-set defeat while Kyrgios moves on to a last-eight clash with Karen Khachanov.

Coco Gauff battled past Zhang Shuai in a high-quality match to reach the last eight in New York for the first time and next plays in-form Caroline Garcia.

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Karen Khachanov celebrates his five-set win against Pablo Carreno Busta (Andres Kudacki/AP)

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Own goal

Kyrgios is no stranger to self sabotage but this was a particularly ridiculous way to lose a point. By hitting a shot on Medvedev’s side of the net, even though the ball had not gone over the net, Kyrgios forfeited what would have been a break point.

What they said

“I am going to look like an idiot now.” said Nick Kyrgios on the brainfart that led him to come around to the other side of the net to play a shot in his win over Daniil Medvedev.

“Nick today played kind of at the level of Novak and Rafa,” Medvedev praised Kyrgios after their last-16 clash.

“That was supposed to be a period, like City Girls period. City Girls. It’s a City Girl Summer period. That’s what it is. JT, Yung Miami, you don’t know?” Coco Gauff attempts to explain her mood in hip hop references

“I’m 53 years old.” A very un-hip hop reporter replied to Gauff after asking the above question and appearing none the wiser.

“I just try to stay as calm as possible because inside I’m dying,” Ajla Tomljanovic on somehow hanging in and saving eight set points during her win over Liudmila Samsonova.

“We have winter sports that dominate and we have a new pretty good football player, in case you haven’t heard of him, Haaland. He’s doing pretty good at the moment.” Casper Ruud comments on his more famous sporting compatriot, Erling Haaland while trying to explain the sports celebrity pyramid in the Kingdom of Norway.

“We were saying, ‘good things can happen again’.” Caroline Garcia is letting the good times roll after winning three title since the start of the summer and earning a maiden place in the US Open quarter-finals.

“I was sick. I had really a high temperature. I was feeling all my bones were broken.” Matteo Berrettini on how he felt when he withdrew from Wimbledon on the eve of the tournament with Covid.

“This is awesome stuff. Super high level. Heavyweight fight.” Former US Open champion Andy Roddick  took to Twitter to wax lyrical on the Daniil Medvedev v Nick Kyrgios match.

Mid-match workout

Fallen seeds

Women: Alison Riske-Amritraj (29), Veronika Kudermetova (18)
Men: Daniil Medvedev (1), Pablo Carreno Busta (12)

US Open results

US Open results on Sunday:


4th rd

Nick Kyrgios (AUS x23) bt Daniil Medvedev (x1) 7-6 (13/11), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

Karen Khachanov (x27) bt Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP x12) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3

Matteo Berrettini (ITA x13) bt Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (ESP) 3-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Casper Ruud (NOR x5) bt Corentin Moutet (FRA) 6-1, 6-2, 6-7 (4/7), 6-2


4th rd

Coco Gauff (USA x12) bt Zhang Shuai (CHN) 7-5, 7-5

Caroline Garcia (FRA x17) bt Alison Riske-Amritraj (USA x29) 6-4, 6-1

Ons Jabeur (TUN x5) bt Veronika Kudermetova (x18) 7-6 (7/1), 6-4

Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) bt Liudmila Samsonova 7-6 (10/8), 6-1

Who’s up next?

Cameron Norrie takes on Andrey Rublev in the first match on Louis Armstrong Stadium on Monday as he bids to reach a second successive grand slam quarter-final.

Rafael Nadal faces American favourite Frances Tiafoe on Arthur Ashe while Carlos Alcaraz, who remains in contention to take over as world number one, meets former champion Marin Cilic.

Iga Swiatek, who is looking to make her first US Open quarter-final, plays German Jule Niemeier.