Nick Kyrgios warns Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal: ‘I want to win a Major’
Nick Kyrgios was among the players to beat at Wimbledon and the US Open. The Aussie advanced to his first Major final in London and stood among the favorites in New York after dethroning Daniil Medvedev. Nick set his eyes on the title but experienced a tight quarter -final loss to Karen Khachanov after a massive battle. The Aussie can not wait for January and the Australian Open, working hard on his game and wishing to win a Major title in the future. Nick was the quarter-finalist at Wimbledon in 2014 and at the Australian Open six months later, scoring notable wins and expecting more in the upcoming years. Instead, Kyrgios could not tame his temper and remain focused over the best-of-five encounters, struggling to play at his best and losing before the quarter -final.
Nick changed that in 2022, taking his tennis seriously and returning to the top-20. Kyrgios skipped Roland Garros and threw everything on his beloved grass at the All England Club. The Aussie barely survived an opening test in Paul Jubb, beating world no. 219 in five sets and ousting world no. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas to extend his run. Kyrgios bested Brandon Nakashima in five sets and defeated Cristian Garin to find himself in the first Major semi-final. Nick did not play against Rafael Nadal, who withdrew of the clash due to an abdominal injury. Thus, Nick stepped on the Centre Court against Novak Djokovic in his first Major final.
Nick Kyrgios sets his eyes on big trophies.
The Aussie won the opening set before losing the next three, giving his best but settling with the runner-up prize. Kyrgios was ready for more at the US Open, overpowering the defending champion Daniil Medvedev in the fourth round and dreaming about heading all the way. Nick faced Karen Khachanov in the quarter-final and experienced a heartbreaking 7-5, 4-6, 7-5, 6-7, 6-4 loss in three hours and 39 minutes. Karen broke Nick early in the fifth set and served well to emerge at the top and advance into the semi-final. Kyrgios will have the next chance to fight for a Major crown in front of the home fans in Melbourne next January.
"I thought the US Open was my great chance; I considered myself the favorite after beating Daniil Medvedev. I have to wait until the Australian Open, and I must keep the current form. I’m doing the right things, and I believe I can win a Major. I did not train hard enough in the previous years, failing to pass the third round at notable events and not taking things seriously. I have been working hard for the last year and a half, and you have to do that to win a Major. I will try to play at a high level in Tokyo and keep momentum," Nick Kyrgios said.