Wimbledon finalist Nick Kyrgios turned the primary particular person to win the Citi Open males’s singles and doubles titles in the identical yr.
It was a triumphant return for the Australian to the US capital, the place he lifted the boys’s singles trophy in 2019 for his newest ATP Tour title, then fell within the first spherical of final yr’s match.
Kyrgios, who misplaced to Novak Djokovic in 4 units within the All England Membership remaining final month, took simply 81 minutes to defeat his Japanese opponent Yoshihito Nishioka 6-4 6-3.
Shortly thereafter, he returned to Rock Creek Park Tennis Middle’s Stadium Court docket to assist American Jack Sock defeat fourth-seeded Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek 7-5 6-4.
In singles, the 27-year-old misplaced only one set in 5 video games, by no means had a damaged serve and led the match with 96 aces, together with 12 in opposition to Nishioka.
“It is simply very emotional for me,” Kyrgios mentioned after the only’s remaining. “To see the place I’ve been from final yr till now, it is simply an unbelievable transformation. I simply got here out with nice power.
“I knew I had expertise on my aspect immediately. I like this subject, I’ve performed so many nice video games right here, so I am actually pleased with myself.
“I have been to essentially darkish locations. Simply to have the ability to change issues … There are such a lot of individuals who have helped me get there.
“However myself, I’ve proven some severe energy to proceed and persevere and overcome all these occasions and nonetheless be capable of carry out and win tournaments like this.”
The Canberra-born participant appears on monitor to get single-handed seeding for the US Open, which kicks off in New York on August 29. DC’s win takes him to thirty seventh place on the earth, with the highest 32 largely shielded from going through an enormous first-round opponent in Queens.
He’ll later face Argentine Sebastian Baez within the first spherical of the Montreal Open, however expressed his gratitude to Washington earlier than leaving town.
“What an important day,” he mentioned in a video posted on social media. “Thanks quite a bit to town of Washington, the Washington followers, you might be incredible and I can not wait to see you subsequent yr.”