Nick Kyrgios loves playing in America’s capital. For the second time, the Australian came away with the Washington title, today cruising past Yoshihito Nishioka 6-4, 6-3.
It was Kyrgios’s first title since winning Washington back in 2019 when he upset Daniil Medvedev.
“It’s just very emotional for me,” said Kyrgios who saved five match points Friday against Frances Tiafoe. “To see where I was at last year to now, it’s just an incredible transformation. I just came out with great energy. I knew that I had experience on my side today. I love this court, I’ve played so many good matches here, so I’m just really happy with myself.
“I’ve been in some really dark places. Just to be able to turn it around… There are so many people who have helped me get there, but myself, I’ve shown some serious strength to just continue and persevere and get through all those times and be able to still perform and win tournaments like this one.”
Kyrgios has been on his best run of late, reaching a grass lead-up semifinal in Stuttgart, the Wimbledon final and now the Washington title, the 7th of his career. He’s now won 18 of his last 21 matches and this week never lost his serve. Kyrgios also now leads Nishioka 4-0.
Kyrgios has also been a beast in doubles. Last week he won in Atlanta with Thanasi Kokkinakis and today he kept the momentum teaming with Jack Sock to claim the doubles and sweep both titles.
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