At the end of the match against Khachanov in New York, Nick Kyrgios smashed a couple of rackets before leaving the pitch, just as his opponent was celebrating the victory and waving to the crowd. An ugly gesture that has not gone unnoticed.
John McEnroe criticized the Australian's behavior: "Nick Kyrgios didn't do well in that circumstance, he went too far. I understand his frustration with him, but you can't take the spotlight away from your opponent just as he's waving to the audience.
Karen Khachanov deserved to enjoy the moment in peace after coming out victorious from a great battle. Kyrgios disrespected Khachanov with that outburst." At the press conference, Nick expressed all the disappointment of him: "Honestly I feel like sh*t.
I feel I have disappointed so many people. The Grand Slams are the only tournaments that really matter to me. Now it's like you have to start all over again. I will have to wait until the Australian Open to have a chance again.
It is devastating and heartbreaking. Not only for me, but also for all those who want to see me win."
Kyrgios' run in 2022
Nick Kyrgios' run at the US Open 2022 stopped in the quarters. The Australian had become the bookmakers' favorite for the win after knocking out Daniil Medvedev, but he failed to pass the litmus test.
A great Karen Khachanov won in five sets at Arthur Ashe Stadium claiming his regularity, while Kyrgios had to settle for the honor of arms. Beyond this painful defeat, Canberra's talent can look forward to the future with optimism.
In addition to being in the Top 20 of the ATP ranking, Nick has had a more professional approach than in the past and the fruits of his hard work were immediately visible. It is no coincidence that Kyrgios reached the final at Wimbledon, putting a champion like Novak Djokovic in serious trouble. As if that were not enough, he won the Washington ATP with a series of fabulous performances.