Nick Kyrgios Holds a Skewed Record Against Top 3 Players Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas

Published 08/07/2021, 2:10 PM EDT
ACAPULCO, MEXICO – MARCH 02: Novak Djokovic of Serbia snakes hands with Nick Kyrgios of Australia after losing the match as part of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel 2017 at the Fairmont Acapulco Princess on March 02, 2017 in Acapulco, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent via Getty Images)


Nick Kyrgios has received a wild card entry for the National Bank Open in Toronto, starting next week. The Australian star enjoys a surprising head-to-head record against the trio of Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, and Stefanos Tsitsipas. However, his current form dictates his future at the upcoming tournaments.

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The Aussie recently made an early exit at the Citi Open after losing against Mackenzie McDonald. Moreover, the injury issues have been an additional obstacle in breaking his rhythm on court.

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Nick Kyrgios enjoying a super record against Daniil Medvedev, Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas

Kyrgios has been a bad boy in the tennis circuit, besides being a flamboyant player. His playing style and technique have made him a standout name in the world. However, the lack of discipline is a major force in his shortage of titles. According to multiple analysts, Kyrgios has the potential to reach the levels of Novak Djokovic and other greats of the game.

Even though he has not won a lot of titles, his record against Medvedev, Tsitsipas and Djokovic remains a 100% success. He enjoys a 2-0 win-loss record against each of them in his career.

Kyrgios played against Djokovic twice in 2017 and beat him in straight sets. A close encounter at the Acapulco Open in Mexico saw him winning 7-6, 7-5. He later beat Djokovic at the ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells in the US, 6-4, 7-6. The Aussie beat Medvedev in 2019, once on clay and once on hard court.

With Stefanos, Kyrgios has had close calls with him on both occasions. A 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 win in Washington in 2019 and a 7-6, 6-7, 7-6 win in 2020 at the ATP Cup in Australia saw him emerge as the winner.

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BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 07: Nick Kyrgios of Australia celebrates victory after winning the Men’s Final match against Ryan Harrison of the USA during day eight of the 2018 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 7, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Kyrgios getting a wild card entry at the National Bank Open

Nick Kyrgios has had a tough year with several injuries and early exits from tournaments. His back spasm from the Australian Open earlier this year has resulted in problems throughout the year. However, a second chance is always welcomed by athletes. The Aussie will play at the National Bank Open on Monday and has a significant chance at preparing himself for the US Open later this month.

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With the likes of Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem not playing, Kyrgios can continue his fiery form against Medvedev and Tsitsipas. He has to focus on his game and remain disciplined on court.

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Suchit Halder

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Suchit Halder is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Management Studies from St Xavier's College, Mumbai. With a keen interest in writing and sports, Suchit has previously worked as a content writer at Football Counter and worked with the content team for Delhi Capitals during IPL 2021.

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