Nick Kyrgios: 'I'm just glad I can't play like...'



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Nick Kyrgios: 'I'm just glad I can't play like...'

Next Monday, with the new update of the world ranking by the ATP tour, another page of tennis history will be written, one that will remain indelible over the years even if it is not such a positive fact. Daniil Medvedev will become the first number one tennis player with less than 7,000 points since the classification reform in 2009.

A record that the Russian can "brag" about, who has been very lucky this week: in fact, the Muscovite suffered a bad defeat in his debut against the Australian Nick Kyrgios, not being able to defend his title of the Montreal Masters 1000.

Despite losing 990 points in the standings, he narrowly remained at the top, given the inactivity for the moment of German Alexander Zverev, who follows him in second place with just under 200 points. From now on, however, the 26-year-old will have to work hard on the American cement to defend his leadership, starting with the Cincinnati tournament, in which he will have to pay a bill of 360 points.

Then the time will come for the 2022 edition of the US Open, in which the feat of a year ago will have to be repeated in order not to lose more points and risk being overtaken by some players. On August 15, therefore, Medvedev will be in the lead and very close to Zverev, who, however, will drop further for not participating in Ohio (he won the last act of the competition in 2021).

The German, possibly for the Flushing Meadows event, will then have to try to confirm last season's semifinal to stay in the top 3. Definitively, Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz are in the showcase, with 5,620 and 5,045 points, respectively.

The more experienced Spaniard has a chance to jump to number one if he triumphs in Cincinnati and Daniil doesn't make it to the quarterfinals of the tournament. However, the opportunity could present itself at the US Open, as he has no starting points until the end of the year.

Kyrgios on his chances of getting seeded in the Grand Slam

Nick Kyrgios spoke about his apathy for press conferences, adding that he does them only because of the policy of being fined otherwise. "As for media, I couldn't care less.

I do this because I have to be here and I don't want to get fined, so…," Kyrgios said. "I mean, it's routine. I don't really enjoy it, to be honest. I'd rather not be here right now," he added.

Kyrgios gave a very nonchalant response when being told about his chances of getting seeded in the Grand Slam. "I'm just glad I can't play like Medvedev or someone first round. That's all I really care," he stated.