Nick Kyrgios and Daniil Medvedev
Nick Kyrgios and Daniil Medvedev

World Number eight, Daniil Medvedev played some phenomenal tennis and eliminated the defending champion in Cincinnati, Novak Djokovic 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 and reached his second consecutive Masters 1000 final at Western & Southern Open 2019. Right after his victory, Nick Kyrgios praised Medvedev for his commendable performance against the World Number one, Djokovic in the semifinal of the Cincinnati Open 2019.

It seemed Kyrgios was delighted with Djokovic’s semifinal loss to Medvedev and expressed his elation on Novak’s loss via Twitter. 

Nick Kyrgios Tweeted: 

24-year-old, Nick Kyrgios holds a grudge against the Serbian tennis player, Djokovic, and displays bitterness against him. He slammed his post-match celebrations as “cringeworthy”. Recently, Kyrgios was spotted crossing out Novak’s name from a T-shirt worn by a tennis fan which had the Serb’s name etched on it.

Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios
Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios

After he received the biggest fine in the history of tennis at Ohio Masters 2019, Kyrgios prepared an Instagram post, where he compared the time taken between points between Rafael Nadal and himself. The Spaniard is often picked for taking too long to serve and Kyrgios highlighted that issue in his post.

Besides his rivalries against the tennis greats, Nick Kyrgios cheers his friend Daniil Medvedev to conquer the Ohio Masters title. Medvedev will be facing David Goffin in Masters 1000 finals in Cincinnati, who will be playing his first-ever Masters final.

Nick Kyrgios
Daniil Medvedev

Today, Daniil Medvedev performance in the last two sets was surreal. It was Djokovic who was dictating the match, but that first break of serve in the third set turned around the tables.

Today was Medvedev’s 17th match in the last 19 days (which include his two final runs in DC and Montreal) and in the midst of the match, he called the physio for his right arm. The Russian hit 16 aces against the World Number one tennis player, Djokovic.

Russians On Board!

Daniil Medvedev is the first Russian to reach the final of the Western & Southern Open. And along with him, his nation’s hero, Svetlana Kuznetsova is also in the finals of Cincinnati.