Nick Kyrgios Wins Opening Round At the Citi Open, His First Win since his Wimbledon Runner-Up Finish

Nick Kyrgios Wins Opening Round At the Citi Open, His First Win since his Wimbledon Runner-Up Finish

Nick Kyrgios has won his first match after his runner-up finish at this year’s Wimbledon. He sailed past the opening round of the Citi Open, beating American tennis player Marcos Giron 6-2 6-3.

In less than a month since losing to Novak Djokovic at the Wimbledon finals, the Australian tennis player has finally clocked his first win. It may be the boost he’s looking for to help him regain his confidence after his Wimbledon loss.

“That was like the golden opportunity I felt for me,” Kyrgios said of Wimbledon.

“There are so many things I would have done differently I think now that I have digested that match, but I’m doing all the right things to put myself in that position again. I think I’m doing that, and my whole team is helping me achieve that goal.”

Before he started the match, he asked a fan where he should serve for the match point. When asked why he does this, he said:

“I wish I had that experience when I was watching tennis matches.”

“I think it’s just a cool experience for someone that’s paid money to come watch you play and potentially to go home with that memory.”

The Australian is playing the best tennis of his career. “I’m having a great year,” he said.

“I think if Wimbledon had points, I think I’d be around top 15, top 20 in the world. I definitely feel like I’m playing that level of tennis – if not top 10, top five at the moment.”

Also advancing in the Citi Open is Top-Seeded Andrey Rublev who beat Jack Draper 6-4, 6-2.

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