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Nick Kyrgios Is On Collision Course With Rafael Nadal!

US Open

September 5, 2022

Nick Kyrgios has downed the world number one with some incredible tennis in New York.

Now he could be destined to play Rafael Nadal in the US Open final.

That’s the showdown everyone wants because these rivals have a spicey history together.

Kyrgios is the recent Wimbledon finalist. He says he continues to be inspired by his extraordinary run at the All England Club a few weeks ago.

Nick Kyrgios will certainly be one of the big favourites to win Wimbledon 2023 at this rate.

And that’s great news for Wimbledon and the wider tennis world – because Nick is the supreme entertainer.

That’s why Arthur Ashe was packed to the rafters last night to see the explosive Kyrgios beat Daniil Medvedev 7-6 (13-11), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.

And there were multiple gasps of pleasure as the feisty Australian produced a magical and typically unpredictable repertoire.

At one point, Kyrgios even raced around to his opponent’s side of the net to put away a joyful but totally unnecessary volley.

It was also an illegal shot – and he was not awarded the point. But he won the crowd’s appreciation for his latest outrageous piece of showmanship.

The fizzing level of tennis coming from that powerful Kyrgios arm was totally stratospheric as he closed out the match.

But there were also deft drop-shots to take his adversary out of his comfort zone at the back of the court.

There’s no doubt about it. Nick Kyrgios on this kind of form can beat anyone in the world.

At Wimbledon he was slightly unnerved by the enormity of his first Grand Slam final and the supreme craft of Novak Djokovic. Perhaps he showed too much respect to Novak.

At Wimbledon 2023 Kyrgios will be more experienced and determined to go one step further.

But he will still play like the charismatic superstar he has always been.

Few people thought Nick would ever get it right in that often-troubled head of his.

But now he is living the kind of life that finally allows him to unleash all that potential.

Kyrgios said: ‘I want to go all the way and I hope it’s possible. I hadn’t won on Arthur Ashe before this week. Now I feel able to showcase my talent and win these big matches here.

‘Before I’d be going out every night but now I have a fantastic girlfriend and I’m doing things the right way. It’s only taken me 27 years!’

Nick Kyrgios has finally focused on making the best of his tennis talent. And that should serve as a warning to the rest of the tennis world.

Next up is Karen Khachanov, while Nadal faces home favourite Frances Tiafoe.

Just about every neutral would love to see that Kyrgios v Nadal final.

They have been critical of each other in the past. Nick has spoken of Rafa’s gamesmanship. Nadal has questioned Kyrgios over his on-court antics.

And only Rafa’s Wimbledon injury caused them to miss out on that showdown at the last major.

Imagine Nick Kyrgios versus Rafael Nadal on Centre Court at Wimbledon 2023!

And don’t forget that super-Brit Cameron Norrie is still in the draw in New York.

He faces Andrey Rublev for a place in the US Open quarter-finals.

It’s a great tournament. But there is nothing quite like Wimbledon!

Norrie could really go deep at his home Slam next summer.

Will you be there?

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