October 4, 2022
US Open 2022: Nick Kyrgios breaks racket in anger after quarterfinal exit.  watch


Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios is known for his fiery temper, often losing his temper over umpires, opponents, members of the audience and even his own team. The 27-year-old suffered a five-set loss to Karen Khachanov of Russia in the quarterfinals of the US Open on Wednesday. After his defeat, Kyrgios was furious and vented his frustration on his racket, slamming him to the ground repeatedly before throwing him down with force. He destroyed the racket in his meltdown.

Watch: Nick Kyrgios repeatedly smashes racket on the ground after crashing out of US Open

Russia’s 27th seed Khachanov defeated the Wimbledon runner-up 7-5, 4-6, 7-5, 6-7 (3/7), 6-4 to reach the last four for the first time.

“I’m obviously devastated. But all credit goes to Karen. She’s a fighter. She’s a warrior,” Kyrgios said after the match.

“It’s just devastating. Like, it’s heartbreaking. Not just for me, but for everyone I know who want me to win,” he said.

Regarding his loss to Khachanov, he said, “I feel like I just failed the event. It seems so.”

He said, “To be honest, I don’t really care about any other tournament. Like, I feel like a Grand Slam, now having success in a Grand Slam, it’s like no other tournament really matters. holds,” he said.

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Kyrgios reached the final of Wimbledon earlier this year but lost to Novak Djokovic in four sets as the Serb won his 21st Grand Slam title.

with AFP input

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