Top seed Daniil Medvedev beaten by Nick Kyrgios at US Open
After three consecutive Top Five performances in the Open Era, the first two weeks of the US Open saw him go 4-0.
The third in the same format, was the first of his two losses in the season at a Grand Slam.
Now, he’s got to face off against the #1 seed, a player who also lost the first two tournaments he played in 2017 – the Australian Open and the French Open.
“I had never won a match against him until the last day of the Australian. I thought I would be the guy, or at least the young guy in the tournament.”
Kyrgios went head to head with this young phenom in the fourth round of the Australian Open.
He had won on the grass in two previous Grand Slams and was considered one of the favorites.
He had won his first Masters Series event in his career and had never lost at the top level.
At the time, he was a three-time Wimbledon champion and was also ranked in the Top 10 in the world.
His first round of the Australian Open was no different – but he still wasn’t able to win.
It was a tough loss and Medvedev would later say he “lost that one like a baby”.
Kyrgios would go on to win the fourth and decisive match over the next two days.
This wasn’t the last time they would face off in the second round of the Open Era that week.
They both would go on to play in the fourth round of the 2017 US Open. This time, Kyrgios would advance to the quarterfinals by beating the 15th seeded Denis Istomin, while Medvedev would go on to finish his campaign in the third round of the event.
It wasn’t a great tournament for the latter.
However, he would go on to win his two-match final against Milos Raonic to reach his first career US Open final.
“I think it’s going to be a tough one for him. He plays well here, he’s been here three times. He knows how to