Kyrgios gets off to a perfect start on his US tour after being crowned champion in Washinhton

Under the American sun, Nick Kyrgios defeated Yoshihito Nishioka in the final in two sets (6-4, 6-3) to win the ATP 500 in Washington

Already victorious in 2019, the Aussie repeated his performance today in the US capital after a well-negotiated final against Japan’s Nishioka. 1 hour and 23 minutes were enough for him to fold this match in two sets and confirm his good form in 2022, with this time, a trophy at stake. With the win, Kyrgios moves up 26 spots in the ATP rankings and will start the new week and the Montreal Masters 1000 as the 37th ranked player in the world. With 21 days to go before the US Open, the Aussie is off to a great start to his American tour and if he maintains this level, he will surely be one of the main underdogs at Flushing Meadows.

Indomitable, Kyrgios strolled away

Like his tournament, the Canberra native played a wonderful game of tennis in this final. Despite a worse first ball than usual, he was dominant, often taking the game by storm with his numerous rises to the net and his rockets from the baseline. To season the whole thing, the Aussie did not forget to sprinkle some exchanges with his traditional brilliant shots.

His journey in the tournament :

1/32 – Win over Marcos Giron (6-3, 6-2)

1/16 – Win over Tommy Paul (6-3, 6-4)

1/8 – Win over Reilly Opelka (7-6, 6-2)

QF – Win over Frances Tiafoe (6-7, 7-6, 6-2)

DF – Win over Mikael Ymer (7-6, 6-3)

F – Win over Yoshihito Nishioka (6-4, 6-3)

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