US Open: Nick Kyrgios beats Daniil Medvedev on entertaining New York evening

Nick Kyrgios


Nick Kyrgios had never gone beyond the third round at the US Open until this year
Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 29 August-11 September
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Nick Kyrgios ended Daniil Medvedev’s defence of the US Open title as he earned an enthralling four-set win on an entertaining night in New York.

The 27-year-old Australian demonstrated all of his shot-making – and propensity for creating drama – in a 7-6 (13-11) 3-6 6-3 6-2 win in the last 16.

Medvedev, 26, will lose his ranking as world number one after the defeat.

Wimbledon runner-up Kyrgios goes on to play another Russian, 27th seed Karen Khachanov, in the quarter-finals.

Khachanov reached his third Grand Slam quarter-final by outlasting Spanish 12th seed Pablo Carreno Busta in a 4-6 6-3 6-1 4-6 6-3 win.

“It was an amazing match, obviously Daniil is the defending champion and a…