World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev has warned fellow Tour players that Nick Kyrgios is still young and definitely capable of making strong results. Kyrgios, a former world No. 13, will turn 27 later this month. Kyrgios is a six-time ATP champion, a former Masters finalist and he has beaten at least once each member of the Big Three - Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Kyrgios made the Indian Wells quarterfinal, before losing in the Miami round-of-16. “I don’t consider Nick as an old guy," Medvedev said of Kyrgios, per Tennishead. “I think he is still young and as we see, he has a lot of potential to make some crazy results.
“Even better than he did before if he already did some good ones. I think it’s great”.
Medvedev beaten in Miami, undergoes a surgery
Medvedev, who lost the No. 1 ranking after suffering a shock third round defeat in Indian Wells, came to Miami determined to reclaim the top spot.
Medvedev needed to reach at least the Miami semifinal in order to reclaim the top spot from Novak Djokovic. Unfortunately for Medvedev, he failed to do so after suffering a surprise defeat to Hubert Hurkacz in the quarterfinal.
After a 7-6 (7) 6-3 loss, Medvedev opened on how he felt in the humid Miami conditions. “Every muscle just went ‘cramp, cramp, cramp, cramp,'" Medvedev said after the match. “I was like a fish on the sofa."
After losing to Hurkacz, Medvedev decided to undergo a hernia surgery. Medvedev could miss the entire clay season. "Hi everyone. The last months I have been playing with a small hernia. Together with my team I have decided to have a small procedure done to fix the problem.
I will likely be out for the next 1 - 2 months and will work hard to be back on court soon. Thanks for all the support," Medvedev announced on Saturday.