Nick Kyrgios has just defeated Australian compatriot Alex de Minaur within 62 minutes and in straight sets (6-2, 6-3), following an epic three-set victory over world No.1 Daniil Medvedev yesterday Thursday (Canada time).
“A quite ridiculous level from Nick Kyrgios,” who delivered a set “as flawless as sets come,” according to the tournament commentators.
This brings the now 27th seed to the quarter-finals facing Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz, with a potential ranking in the top-30 ATP players.
If he wins, he will rank No. 21.
Kyrgios is also seeded for the US Open kicking off on 29 August; he will also secure a crucial top-16 seeding in New York.
“After yesterday’s big high, today was really hard mentally for me to go out and play Alex,” Kyrgios said.
“We’re such good friends and he’s been having such a good career so far and carrying the Australian flag for so long, it was tough mentally to play a friend, especially if they’re Australian.”
“It was a goal so I didn’t get one of the big titans or gods first round, I can actually work my way into the draw if the draw’s kind.”
“Today I felt amazing and hopefully I can keep it going,” he enthused.