In the form of his life, Nick Kyrgios confirmed that nothing was stopping him at the moment by offering himself Tuesday in Montreal at the expense of Daniil Medvedev the second success of his life against a world number 1. The Australian then admitted that he still had a lot of trouble realizing what he had been going through for several weeks.
Beating a world number 1, Nick Kyrgios (27) had only achieved it once since the start of his career. Rafael Nadal, beaten by the Australian in the round of 16 at Wimbledon in 2014, must still remember that. Daniil Medvedev hoped before appearing on the Canadian court on Tuesday against the fit man of the summer that this feat against the Spaniard would remain Kyrgios’ only success for a long time against the first in the standings. Unfortunately for the Russian, he joined the impressive list of hunts that the native of Canberra has built up in recent weeks, again winning Nadal at the last Wimbledon, where he also offered Stefanos Tsitsipas. Since the London tournament, which he reached the final before losing against Novak Djokovic (the only man who beat him since June), Kyrgios is unplayable. Certainly in the form of his life, “Crazy Nick”, moreover much less crazy than in the past, is the first to have a lot of trouble really realizing what he is currently going through. He did not hide it once again, Tuesday after bringing down Tsar Medevedev. “I can’t quite believe it, it’s pretty crazy,” admitted the Australian at the speaker’s microphone after his superb performance.
A healthy diet, a lot of discipline…
The day before at a press conference, the winner of the Washington tournament, three years after his last title – which allowed him to jump 26 places in the world rankings – had returned at greater length to this new method for which he opted , choosing in particular to work without a coach in parallel with this introspection which inevitably implied for the former ugly duckling of the courts, determined to prove that it was better than what many thought of him, to redeem his behavior. “At the beginning of the year, just before the Australian Open, I decided that I wanted to train really hard and have a really good season. I wanted to kind of reinvent myself and remind everyone that I’m a top player who can win tournaments. It takes hard work, and a positive attitude every day. I don’t have a coach who wakes me up in the morning, organizes my workouts, tells me to go to the court or to the weight room, so I have to push myself. “A strategy which imposes in particular on the 37th world since Monday to be violent at the level of discipline as well as hygiene of life. Food in particular seems to play a key role in this second career somewhere of the former world number 13. “I try to eat well and rest well.” His compatriot Alex De Minaur, who knows Kyrgios by heart, could in turn fall from above against the new Nick, his opponent in the next round in Montreal.