Top seed Daniil Medvedev beaten by Nick Kyrgios at US Open
Daniil Medvedev cruised through to the French Open semi-finals after a six-shot win over Nick Kyrgios on Sunday at the US Open.
The 18-year-old Russian, who spent the early part of the day on the No1 seed’s tail, found his way into the final by producing a vintage effort.
The two reached the last eight of this year’s US Open for the first time in their young careers when Medvedev saved a set and a break against former Wimbledon quarter-finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
The last time a pair of 18s reached the last eight of a grand slam was in 2007.
Medvedev became the youngest player to advance to the final at the US Open since 2009 when he beat former finalist Richard Gasquet, a quarter-finalist here in 2004, in 2007 and in 2011 in the same tournament.
Nick Kyrgios ended by beating Alex Bogomolov, winning 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-3) to reach his first grand slam final.
Here’s a look back at match highlights from the final:
Kyrgios had a set for 3-0 in the opening game but looked off his game to start the second set. He held to take the first break, before breaking back immediately afterwards for 5-2.
Kyrgios was serving at 5-3 and took two set points on his own serve but he found himself on his third career win against Medvedev. He broke again to go up 10-3.
Kyrgios double faults right after a forehand cross-court winner and takes his first unforced error of the match.
Kyrgios takes his spot in the final for the first time with a brilliant backhand return