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Nick Kyrgios Tipped To Win US Open

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Nick Kyrgios has been given the edge for the upcoming US Open despite losing to Hurbert Hurkacz in Montreal.

The Pole ended the world No 37’s nine-match winning streak with a 7-6(4) 6-7(5) 6-1 win on Friday but downplayed the significance of the result as he lauded Kyrgios as the “best” player over the likes of Rafael Nadal, who is yet to lose a Grand Slam match this year.

Kyrgios has cemented himself as a contender for the US Open title, though his hopes received a slight blow when he bowed out of the Montreal Masters with a one-sided final set defeat to the world No 10.

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Prior to the match, the Aussie had been undefeated since reaching the Wimbledon final as he won the doubles title in Atlanta before clinching singles and doubles glory in Washington.

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But the 27-year-old’s conqueror still appears to be backing the seven-time title winner ahead of the upcoming US Open, claiming that Kyrgios was the “best” player over the likes of Nadal and Novak Djokovic despite losing their match.

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“Nick is the best, if not one of the best players in the world right now. I’m proud of this win and I’m ready for what’s next,” Hurkacz said after a three-set battle with the Australian.

It gives the recent Wimbledon finalist a big boost going into the last Grand Slam of the year, with his rivals believing he is the man at the top of the game right now – even over Nadal, who has not lost a match at a Major this season.

Hammed Tajudeen is the Editor-In-Chief of Blaze Newz Nigeria, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication.