Nick Kyrgios, the 27-year-old Australian has had a roller coaster of a career so far with things finally looking up for him, Kyrgios enjoyed a fantastic run to the 2022 Wimbledon finals where he unfortunately lost to one of the greatest players of all time, Novak Djokovic who lifted the 21st Grand Slam title of his career.
Nick Kyrgios is a player who always manages to capture the headlines through his antics both on and off the court, dealing with hecklers, and arguing with chair umpires, Kyrgios always manages to get the spotlight on him and become the star of the show and it continues to happen from time to time.
Nick Kyrgios talks about his Citi Open win
Competing at the Citi Open, Nick Kyrgios ended his three-year wait and finally won his seventh ATP title after defeating Yoshihito Nishioka in the finals of the event by 6-4, 6-3 in straight, the Australian professional followed it up with winning the doubles titles as well with Jack Sock after beating Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek 7-5, 6-4.
Following his singles title victory, in his on-court interview, Kyrgios said, “It’s just very emotional for me, to see where I was at last year to now. It’s just an incredible transformation. But I just came out with great energy, I knew that I had experience on my side today. I love this court, I have played so many good matches so I’m really, really happy. Really happy with myself.”
“I’ve been in some really dark places and just to be able to turn it around. There are so many people who have helped me get there, but myself, I’ve shown some serious strength to continue and persevere and get through all those times and be able to still perform and win tournaments like this one,” Kyrgios added further.
The win at the 2022 Citi Open sees the Wimbledon finalist jump 26 places in the ATP rankings and he currently sits as world number 37.