Top seed Daniil Medvedev beaten by Nick Kyrgios at US Open
In a surprising result, world No.1 Novak Djokovic won his third consecutive US Open title, beating a resurgent world No.5 Nick Kyrgios 15-9, 7-6(5) 6-4. The win was a triumph for a man who was considered past his prime years ago, who was not even seeded into his first Grand Slam event in 2014 because of a late knee injury and who is entering his prime as a player.
It was also a personal victory for Kyrgios—he made the cut after two successive losses to Djokovic in the season’s penultimate events in Shanghai and the Miami Masters, but had been in the bottom half of both rankings ever since—a victim of a broken forehand with 13:43 left in the third set and a lack of focus at a crucial point.
Kyrgios was playing his worst tennis of his pro career so far.
Medvedev, of the Czech Republic, was eliminated by world No.1 Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals. He will now have to settle for runner-up.
Medvedev is the fourth to reach the final at Flushing Meadows since 2010. All four have made the second round.
Boris Becker, who had two match points in his match against Thiem, saved the match and went on to win the title on his way to his fourth Wimbledon title.
Becker took the match to the final set and then saved three match points in the set tiebreak. He then saved three set points in his win over Dominic Thiem to win his fourth Wimbledon title in five years.
Thiem, also of the Czech Republic, came to the US Open armed with a record-breaking win in New York. This was Thiem’s ninth career WTA singles title.
Thiem, of Germany, led 2-0 in the first set against Becker, and 3-0 in