Top seed Daniil Medvedev beaten by Nick Kyrgios at US Open.
Daniil Medvedev, seeded second, has dropped out at the US Open on a run of five-set matches.
He’s out in three sets to top seed and second seed Nick Kyrgios.
The Russian came back into the match after Kyrgios took the first set and was up 4-1 in the second. Medvedev could only hold off the last game of the set and needed a medical timeout.
It was Medvedev’s lowest finish at a Grand Slam tournament.
“I’m not very happy,” Medvedev said. “The second set was a little bit easier. I think I could’ve done better today. I couldn’t be more happy. I didn’t play my best tennis today. There was a lot of good moments in the match – especially in the second set. I deserved to win it for sure. But I didn’t play my best match today.”
Medvedev was in the fourth round of Grand Slams for the first time. He was the No. 8 seed, and Kyrgios was the No. 1.
Medvedev has struggled to find consistency over the past few years. He made a return to the ATP Tour in 2008, then went on a five-set losing streak last year.
He is ranked No. 1 in the world, but has been unable to win a tour event in the past five months.
Kyrgios played in his first US Open for five years in August. He took a 2-0 lead in the second set and then lost the next two.
It’s the second time Kyrgios is in the second round of the US Open. He withdrew from a third round at the French Open in 2014, after playing just three matches on the grass. He withdrew from a first round at the French Open this year.
At No. 5, world No. 14 Dominic Thiem came through another tight second set, this time taking it 7-5, 7-5, 6-2.
His run of seven wins in a row ended with the loss against No. 4 seed Jack Sock.
Socking was up 4-1