Nick Kyrgios Close to Move Out of Top 100 in World Rankings After US Open 2021 Loss

Published 08/31/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
ATLANTA, GA – JULY 29: Nick Kyrgios of Australia reacts after losing the second-to-last point in a match he ultimately lost to Cameron Norrie of Great Britain at the Truist Atlanta Open at Atlantic Station on July 29, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Casey Sykes/Getty Images)


At the US Open 2021, Nick Kyrgios suffered an embarrassing opening-round loss to Roberto Bautista Agut 6-3, 6-4, 6-0. Accordingly, his 90 rankings points from the 2019 US Open third round got replaced by this year’s 10 points for Round of 128. Thus, he will further slip in the ATP Rankings.

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Firstly, the 26-year-old Australian has played limited tournaments in 2021, acquiring a bizarre 7-7 win-loss record. In addition to that, Kyrgios came to New York as the 86th best in the world. Now, the former World No.13 is close to falling out of the Top 100 list.

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In what is the worst losing streak of his career, Kyrgios also registered his fourth consecutive loss on the Tour.

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Nick Kyrgios nears out of the Top 100 following the US Open 2021 loss

On the subsequent Monday, Kyrgios will drop 80 rankings points from his tally. Moreover, he will fall from 86th place to 89th in the world.

Aug 30, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; What appears to be hair dye drips down the forehead of Nick Kyrgios of Australia in his first round match against Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain on day one of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

More importantly, the US Open was the final annual Grand Slam tournament of the 2021 season. Hence, the opportunities for earning massive points are over for him.

Additionally, many players below Kyrgios in the rankings are still in contention for the American Slam. Therefore, it is likely that he might slip further in the ATP Rankings.

Apart from the Australian, Russian second seed Daniil Medvedev has a high drop chance in New York. That is because he is protecting 1200 ranking points from his 2019 US Open final.

Notably, Daniil has reached the second round, overtaking Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-3, 6-1. He will next meet Germany’s Dominik Koepfer in the second round.

What’s next for Kyrgios after the US Open early exit?

Fascinatingly, Kyrgios has agreed to play in Team World at the Laver Cup 2022. So, he will soon be back on the court for three days in September.

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CHICAGO, IL – SEPTEMBER 20: Team World Captain John McEnroe of the United States Vice Captain Patrick McEnroe of the United States pose with team members Kevin Anderson, John Isner, Diego Schwartzman, Jack Sock, Nick Kyrgios, Frances Tiafoe, and Nicolas Jarry prior to the Laver Cup at the United Center on September 20, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images for The Laver Cup)

Afterward, the Australian has to look forward to Masters 1000 events in Indian Wells and Paris. Also, there are chances he might decide to play in the many tournaments lined up after the US Open 2021.

Above all, Kyrgios will aim to make a strong comeback at the Australian Open 2022. Let’s see whether he puts in the hours to jump back in the rankings.

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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