What would be the Nick Kyrgios ranking if Wimbledon 2022 offered ranking points? The Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios claims he would be ranked world no. 1 or 2. Well, the 27-year-old is not far off according to his current level of play.
Nick Kyrgios 2022 Performance:
Nick Kyrgios was the finalist of the Wimbledon 2022, losing only to Novak Djokovic in the Grand Slam event. Currently, ranked 37th in the world, Nick Kyrgios would find himself inside 10 if Wimbledon offered ranking points. Nick has had a great 2022. He reached the final of the Wimbledon 2022, made it to the semi-finals at Houston, Halle, and Stuttgart, and won the Citi Open ATP 500 Singles and Doubles last week.
Moreover, Nick Kyrgios beat the world no. 1, Daniil Medvedev, this week in the National Bank Canadian Open in the Round of 32. It’s always special to be able to beat world no. 1. Nick did it in the ATP 1000 Masters on the hard surface, which has been the favorite of the Russian.
Medvedev has been terrific on the hard courts this year. He brought a lot of momentum to Montreal after winning the Los Cabos Open a week earlier. But Nick Kyrgios bested him by 6-7, 6-4, and 6-2 sets. The Australian didn’t lose his serve throughout the match and made a dominating comeback after losing the opening set.
About Nick Kyrgios Ranking:
After the victory against world no. 1 Daniil Medvedev, Canadian journalist Arash Madani asked the Aussie about what he thought his ranking would be.
“One or two,” replied Nick.
I asked Kyrgios what he feels his level has been the last few months, and where his ranking would be reflective to that — what with rankings being all but irrelevant since Wimbledon points don't count — and Kyrgios said "1 or 2."
Nick ain't wrong.
— Arash Madani (@ArashMadani) August 10, 2022
Nick went on to beat his countryman Alex de Minaur (ranked 21st) comfortably by 6-2, 6-3 sets in the Round of 16 in the Canadian Open in Montreal. However, Nick Kyrgios lost to Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals. It was a toe-to-toe battle that ended 6-7, 7-6, and 1-6 in favor of the Pole.
Former World No. 1 Andy Roddick about Nick Kyrgios:
The former world no. 1 Andy Roddick thinks the Aussie would be one of the top favorites for the upcoming U.S. Open major. He praises Nick’s strength to win the Citi Open Singles and Doubles in Washington last week.
“To go through singles and doubles and not to tap out mentally or physically is a big, big sign,” Roddick told Steve Weissman of Tennis Channel. “I think it puts him into the top two, maybe three, favorites for the U.S. Open.”
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