Nick Kyrgios picks Roger Federer as top tennis fashion icon

Kyrgios says he likes Federer's 'clean style.'

by Dzevad Mesic
Nick Kyrgios picks Roger Federer as top tennis fashion icon

Nick Kyrgios picked Roger Federer when asked to name the biggest fashion icon in the game. Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam champion, has always had "a pretty clean" style, according to Kyrgios. "I think Federer's on-the-court style is pretty clean," Kyrgios said.

Hubert Hurkacz, who defeated Federer in last year's Wimbledon quarterfinal, also named the Swiss. "Probably like Bjorn Borg, I would say and Roger, always pretty clean," Hurkacz answered.

Kyrgios fails to win his first Grand Slam title at the US Open

After upsetting Daniil Medvedev, Kyrgios made it clear that he was aiming for the US Open title.

Unfortunately for Kyrgios, his US Open run ended in the following match after a five-set quarterfinal defeat to Karen Khachanov. On Tuesday night on Arthur Ashe Stadium, Khachanov beat Kyrgios 7-5 4-6 7-5 6-7 (3) 6-4. After the match, Kyrgios expressed an enormous disappointment.

"Yeah, I just came out flat," Kyrgios said after the match. "Physically, I didn't feel great. Then I ended up feeling great towards the end of the match. I'm obviously devastated, but all credit to Karen. He's a fighter. He's a warrior.

I thought he served really good today. Honestly, probably the best server I played in this tournament, to be honest, the way he was hitting his spots under pressure. He just played the big points well, really wasn't anything in it.

I'm just devastated, obviously. I just feel like it was either winning it all or nothing at all, to be honest. I feel like I've just failed at this event right now. That's what it feels like. Honestly, I don't even really care about any other tournament.

I feel like at the Grand Slams, now having success at a Grand Slam, it's just like no other tournament really matters." For the first time in his career, Kyrgios is set to skip the Laver Cup. Kyrgios now plans to return home as he wants to spend some time with his family as his mother hasn't been doing well with her health in recent months.

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