The former world No. 1 Jim Courier was stunned by the Washington semifinals match between Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas. The Australian prevailed in the third set tie-break and Courier could not believe at the quality of tennis both players delivered.
"That's as wild as a tennis match as I've ever seen", Courier said speaking on The Tennis Channel just after the match. During the match, Courier had said: "How do you stay/play within yourself when faced with such a mercurial character as Kyrgios? He is the CEO of Nick Kyrgios, Inc.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone self-sabotage more than Nick.
Neck snapping tennis. There are several things I'm not understanding about tonight's match." On Kyrgios, Tsitsipas said: "That's the thing, he's unpredictable. You never know what to expect from him.
His serve I think is the biggest weapon in his game. He can just save a lot of opportunities, create a lot of opportunities with his serve. I mean, yeah in the rally he sometimes goes for crazy shots. As I said, unpredictable. He just seems very relaxed when he plays.
I'm going to have to be careful of his shot selection, trying to execute and not play his game, play my game." Tsitsipas will now head to Montreal as he will try to defend last year's Rogers Cup final.