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Dampener for Russian star: Kyrgios throws out the world number one

Dampener for Russian Star
Kyrgios throws out the world number one

Nick Kyrgios continues to make big headlines. After his first individual title in years, the Australian continues his winning streak. Shortly before the US Open, he managed a furious victory against the Russian number one in the world, against Daniil Medvedev.

Tennis star Daniil Medvedev received a small setback almost three weeks before the start of the US Open. The world number one from Russia, who celebrated his first tournament win of the year in Los Cabos on Saturday, lost in the top duel of the second round of the ATP Masters in Montreal to Wimbledon finalist Nick Kyrgios 7: 6 (7: 2), 4th place :6, 2:6.

Kyrgios, number 37 in the world, also won his first singles title in three years in Washington on Sunday and also triumphed in doubles. The extremely fit and spirited Australian fought back against defending champion Medvedev after losing the first set and used his first match point exactly two hours later. Kyrgios meets his compatriot Alex De Minaur in the round of 16.

At the classic lawn in Wimbledon, Medvedev was not allowed to serve due to the sanctions against Russian professionals, but at the fourth Grand Slam of the year in New York (from August 29), the defending champion is again one of the favorites – especially since the start of Wimbledon winner Novak Djokovic in Flushing Meadows requires a corona vaccination.

Meanwhile, Grand Slam record champion Rafael Nadal is returning to the ATP tour next week after his abdominal muscle injury. As the 36-year-old Spaniard announced on Instagram, he will serve at the Masters in Cincinnati to prepare for the US Open. Nadal had suffered an abdominal muscle injury at the Wimbledon lawn classic and did not compete in the semifinals against Australian Nick Kyrgios. He had postponed his originally planned comeback in Montreal this week. In Cincinnati, Nadal is back at the start for the first time in five years.

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