FROMcontroversial Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios was at his best on Sunday, eliminating the Russian Daniil Medvedev in the 1/8 finals US Open.
Kyrgios won 7-6(11), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 in two hours and 53 minutes.
In the quarterfinals he will face another Russian, Karen Khachanovwho beat the Spaniard Paul Carreno 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 in three hours and 21 minutes.
Kyrgios is a player who often makes headlines for his flamboyant nature and inappropriate behavior on the court, but he entertained for a slightly different reason against Medvedev.
The controversial tennis player’s most unusual moment was when he crossed the net next to an opponent and hit the ball when he had already won a point, but the ball had not yet bounced off the ground, so he lost that point.
“It will be all over the place and I will look like an idiot,” he joked. Kyrgios in an interview on the court after the match.
Medvedev also received his fair share of attention in this match as he complained that Kyrgios– spoke from the stands of the team, and also criticized the Australian for not receiving a “warning” after he threw the ball into the stands.