A Kyrgios-Medvedev clash in the second round

A Kyrgios-Medvedev clash in the second round


At the unveiling of the main draw, watchers were salivating at the thought of a clash between player of the hour Nick Kyrgios and world number 1 Daniil Medvedev. After the victory of the Australian in the first round yesterday, it is now confirmed. 

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< p>Kyrgios signed a victory without forcing too much against the Argentinian Sebastian Baez in front of a conquered crowd in advance. He won in two identical sets of 6-4. 

Once again, Kyrgios demonstrated the full extent of his talent. After taking a comfortable lead, he managed the exchanges well to win the first moto despite a comeback from the Argentinian. Then, round two felt like round one. The Aussie's shots were smooth and precise.  

“ I am very tired, mentioned the 37th world player. After the tournament in Washington [which he won], I jumped on the plane and we arrived at 3 a.m. in Montreal. 

” I didn't didn't have time to practice. I am very impressed with my performance today [yesterday]. Sebastian is having the best season of his career and he is quite a competitor. 

“I'm happy to be able to give the fans the clash against Medvedev that they wanted in the second round. ”

It will be interesting to see his energy level. He's played a lot of tennis in the last week. 

“It's going to be tough. Physically and mentally I'm not as fresh as I would like to be, Kyrgios added. Medvedev has just won a tournament in Los Cabos. I think he will be a little tired. Finally, I wish.  

“I'm going to go out there and have fun. I want to play the best I can. It's not a bad result if you lose to Medvedev. » 

With an open heart 

Despite his reputation as a bad Boy, Kyrgios has his heart in the right place. He lifted the veil on the pitfalls he saw outside the field. 

“It's not easy to maintain good habits when my mother is in the hospital at the moment and my father has also had health problems,” he said. My brother just had a baby. I'm not with my family like a normal person would like. 

“It's hard being from Australia because I can't go back and forth . There are several things that people don't see. They see me winning, losing, throwing a racket, or doing that type of thing.

“They don't understand the challenges we have and what's going on in our personal lives. There are so many little things we have to deal with on a daily basis like trying to beat players like Daniil Medvedev. It seems impossible. »

New lifestyle habits 

In sporting terms, Kyrgios has taken charge in the last year . He's adopted new lifestyle habits that are paying dividends. 

“It takes a lot of work like getting up with a positive attitude every day,” the 27-year-old explained. . 

“I don't have a coach or anyone in Sydney who drives me to training. I have to get up and organize my workouts in the gym and on the field. I have to push myself. 

“I train between three and five hours a day. I make sure I have good rest periods and eat well. I do this every day.”

More motivated

Kyrgios is playing the best tennis of his career. He is more motivated than ever.

“I had some great achievements before last week, he said. I have more motivators around me now. I see that I am an inspiration to many people with the way I play. 

“Before the Australian Open, I decided that I wanted to train in order to to have a good season. I wanted to reinvent myself a bit. 

“I wanted to prove to everyone that I am a very good tennis player and that I can play at the highest level and win tournaments.  »