Daniil Medvedev recounts 2022 US Open match against Nick Kyrgios on Arthur Ashe

Medvedev lost to Kyrgios in the 2022 US Open round-of-16.

by Dzevad Mesic
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Daniil Medvedev recounts 2022 US Open match against Nick Kyrgios on Arthur Ashe
© Getty Images Sport - Sarah Stier

Daniil Medvedev said he had an "amazing feeling" throughout his 2022 US Open match against Nick Kyrgios at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Last year, Medvedev exited the US Open in the round-of-16 after Kyrgios handed him a 7-6 (11) 3-6 6-3 6-2 loss.

This Tuesday, Medvedev kicked off his 2023 US Open campaign with a 6-1 6-1 6-0 win over Attila Balasz on Arthur Ashe. After the match, Medvedev was asked about his experience of playing on Arthur Ashe. Answering the question, Medvedev recalled last year's match against Kyrgios and feeling that the crowd was split 50/50 in cheering for them.

Medvedev recalls the Kyrgios US Open match

"Well, first of all, I hope so. I won a lot of matches on Ashe. I don't think I have lost actually a lot. A lot of great matches, and I remember last year against Nick, playing someone like Nick in New York, I don't think there is going to be much players on tour where the crowd is going to be, like, 50/50, something like this.

That's how I felt. The crowd was going for both of us, depending on the moment of the match. That was amazing feeling. I feel like honestly every time I go on Ashe right now, I feel like the crowd is there for me. I honestly feel like New York loves me and that's very rare that I say something like this about the city (smiling).

It's a great feeling, and I really always love coming back. Always excited to play there," Medvedev said.

Daniil Medvedev and Nick Kyrgios© Getty Images Sport - Sarah Stier

Meanwhile, Medvedev made a very dominant start to his 2023 US Open campaign as he lost a total of two games.

This fortnight, Medvedev is hoping to put on a great run and lift his second Grand Slam title. Medvedev's first and lone Grand Slam title came at the 2021 US Open.

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