Nick Kyrgios came away with his sixth career ATP title and first in Washington today when he beat Daniil Medvedev in two tiebreakers 7-6(6), 7-6(4).
“This has honestly been one of my favorite weeks of my life. I’ve made massive strides,” said Kyrgios after his . “I started becoming friends with the smoothie guy, he knew what smoothie I wanted. I was playing ping pong with some kids before I’m playing. You guys were amazing. It was honestly a week to remember.”
“I’ve had people behind me, backing me, and they never lost faith in me even when I lost faith in myself. This week means a lot. It’s great to get the win, but I’ve proved to myself and the people backing me that I can still produce at the highest level.”
Kyrgios dropped just one set all week, and that during a thrilling win Saturday over top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas. The Australian finished the event winning his last three sets in tiebreakers.
The 24-year-old went just 5-7 after winning his first title of the year in Acapulco. Kyrgios will also return to the Top 30 with a win and should boost his chances for a US Open seeding.
“We all know how well Nick can play when he wants to. This week he wanted to play, and he was tough,” Medvedev said.
Today, Medvedev never got a break chance as Kyrgios smacked 18 aces. The Russian was bidding for his 5th career title. He now falls to 4-4 in finals.
Both players now head to the Montreal Masters.
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