Kyrgios Wins Washington Title Over Nishioka

published: Aug, 07, 2022

by: Nima Naderi

Citi Open—Washington, DC, U.S.A.

Australian Nick Kyrgios captured his second career Citi Open title in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, defeating speed Japanese star Yoshihito Nishioka 64, 6-3

Needing one hour and 21 minutes to seal his victory, Kyrgios struck 12 aces, won 88 percent of his first serve points and broke serve on three occasions.

Recently reaching the Wimbledon final in a losing effort to Novak Djokovic, Kyrgios last won a title in Washington in 2019.

Improving to 4-0 against Nishioka in lifetime meetings, Kyrgios will be ranked No. 37 on Monday. The fan-favourite will next see action at the National Bank Open in Montreal.

Nishioka, who was aiming to win his second career title, dismissed top seed Andrey Rublev, Karen Khachanov, and recent Atlanta winner Alex de Minaur earlier in the event.

Nishioka will be ranked No. 54 in the world when the latest world rankings are released.

Nima Naderi

http://www.tennisconnected.com

Founder and Creative Director of TennisConnected.com. He has over 25 years of coaching experience and is an award winning coach with the PTR. Nima has written articles for the ATPWorldTour.com, TennisCanada.com, TennisViewMagazine and Tennis Pro Magazine. He is also the co-host of the TennisConnected PodCast, the Operations Director for Premium Court and the Tournament Director for the Caribbean Cup Tennis Series.

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