Nick Kyrgios loses US Open to Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios ‘devastated’ after quarterfinal defeat to Karen Khachanov as he destroys two rackets on court at US Open

Kyrgios was unable to convert a break point in the opening game in the semifinals

Nick Kyrgios lost the 2018 US Open to Nick Kyrgios in a thriller that became a match that many in tennis never saw coming.

Kyrgios, who was chasing down his 20th career US Open title at the moment he lost the fourth-seed Kyrgios in five sets, looked stunned and deflated while trying to process the outcome of his epic match.

In the end he lost to Kyrgios in a tight five-set match that saw 11 of the final’s 12 games finished in a Grand Slam final. He will take the ATP Tour Title.

But on Monday Kyrgios said he understood why he failed to convert a break point of the first game and he had a deep and personal reaction to his quarterfinal defeat.

The 2017 Grand Slam winner was able to withstand Kyrgios’s relentless attack through most of the match, but it was a matter of time before he was unable to find an opening to break in the fifth game to bring Kyrgios within a point of victory.

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Kyrgios, who is used to playing his best tennis in his last three tournaments, was unable to secure a break point of the game of his life to move into the third set.

Kyrgios was set to do that in the 18th game when the Australian sent a return up and away to Kyrgios, who then dropped a forehand that could have sailed over his head.

The moment Kyrgios finally found a way to break service would have been devastating for him.

From there he fell apart and lost five sets to none and ultimately went out with a whimper as Kyrgios took his 15th

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