Kyrgios grateful for support after taking ‘massive strides’ with Washington win

Kyrgios grateful for support after taking ‘massive strides’ with Washington win”

Kyrgios himself has been happy with his recent behaviour and performances, and told Amazon Prime after his win over Medvedev that he is proud of how far he has come.

In contrast, Kyrgios has little regard for popularity contests and likes nothing more than thumbing his nose at tennis convention, whether with his eclectic shot-making or relaxed attitude to the sport's etiquette. "I've made massive strides", Kygios said after the final.

"I've had people behind me, backing me and never lost faith in me, even though I lost it in myself". While the two have played on the same side of the court together many times, this will be the first match where they are on opposite sides of the net.

The Australian, the World No. 52 tennis player who was World No. 13 in October 2016, has been criticised for his verbal abuse of officials, unsportsmanlike behaviour and been accused of "tanking" - deliberating losing.

Australian Nick Kyrgios said he had experienced "one of the greatest weeks" of his life as he won his sixth ATP title at the Washington Open.

The match was not short of the usual Kyrgios "antics", with rackets smashed, crowd interaction, and expressive celebrations seen throughout - and all that is fine with Tsitsipas.

"And I just felt - I felt actually like a traditional tennis player this week", said Kyrgios, who most certainly is not the sort who generally would be described that way. This week means a lot.

Australia's Nick Kyrgios roars with delight after defeating Daniil Medvedev in the Washington Open final.

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"The career he's going to take off on is going to be pretty special", Kyrgios said about Medvedev, a 23-year-old Russian.

Along with 17-year-old Catherine McNally, the American won the women's doubles final in straight sets - beating Fanny Stollar and American Maria Sanchez 6-2 6-2.

"Five years ago I got my first WTA singles win here and now I win my first WTA title here", she said.

"This final I just felt like I was ready".

While saying his best memory of the week was "how professional I was off the court", Kyrgios also noted, "I've got a long way to go". "I hope Kyle wins".

"It's only the beginning", he added, "and it showed this week by winning this tournament".

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