Nick Kyrgios

Men’s Draw and Predictions for 2017 U.S. Open

August 27, 2017

If the U.S. Open Men’s Draw, getting underway tomorrow, were a ship it would capsize. Way too top-heavy and top-heavy tips the boat. No. 2 seed Andy Murray’s late withdrawal yesterday only added to the disproportionate weight of the top half of the draw and axed any possibility of an enticing Rafael Nadal-Roger Federer final […]

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Querrey Shocks Nadal to Win Mexican Open

March 5, 2017

Sam Querrey stunned No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal 6-3, 7-6 (3) in the final of the Mexican Open at Acapulco last night in a brilliant display of heavy-hitting tennis. The 29-year-old American’s first win in five tries against Nadal ended the Spaniard’s 14-match win streak at Acapulco, where he had won the title in 2005 […]

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First Round Upset Picks at Wimbledon 2016

June 26, 2016

It’s that time of year again. The day before the start of Wimbledon. Requests have already started to come in for my annual top five first round upset picks at SW19. After two successive years of 1-4 records in the prognosticating business I thought I’d give it a rest. Popular demand dictates that I can’t. […]

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Murray Defeats Federer to Lead Singapore Slammers to Win over UAE Royals in IPTL

December 15, 2015

Andy Murray made his International Premier Tennis League 2015 debut on Tuesday, spearheading the Singapore Slammers to a 27-24 victory over the UAE Royals in Dubai. The Scot, appearing in top form, toppled Roger Federer in the final set of the night to seal the win for the Slammers. The IPTL, featuring a team format […]

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Picks and Preview for 2015 U.S. Open

August 30, 2015

It’s the last day of August and the first day of the U.S. Open tomorrow. Questions may reign about the likely winner in the men’s draw, but in reality, in my view, not many. Will there be a surprise victor, such as last year’s champion Marin Cilic? Don’t think so. I see one of the […]

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Brown Topples Nadal at Wimbledon

July 2, 2015

German qualifier Dustin Brown, who until today had never stepped foot on Centre Court at the All England Club, pulled off the biggest shocker of the week so far at Wimbledon, ousting No. 10 seed and two-time champion Rafael Nadal 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 in a late afternoon second-round clash. The 30-year-old German journeyman, ranked […]

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Kyrgios Shocks Federer at Madrid Open

May 6, 2015

Australian young gun Nick Kyrgios saved two match points, battled his temper and took out top seed Roger Federer in a stunning second-round upset at the Mutua Madrid Open Wednesday night, defeating the Swiss icon 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5), 7-6 (12) in the biggest win of his career. The 2-hour and 37-minute victory was the […]

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Janowicz Edges Kyrgios at Sydney International

January 13, 2015

Big-serving Jerzy Janowicz of Poland survived a gallant comeback from Nick Kyrgios to defeat the rising Australian star 6-1, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (5)) in the first round of the Apia International Sydney early Wednesday morning. Due to rain showers, Janowicz and Kyrgios had to wait more than two hours to get on court Tuesday night, […]

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Kyrgios Blasts Past Youzhny to Win Opener at U.S. Open

August 25, 2014

Nick Kyrgios picked up right where he left off at Wimbledon, playing dazzling, go-for-broke tennis and wreaking havoc with seeded players. The 19-year-old Australian heavy hitter defeated 21st seed Mikhail Youzhny of Russia 7-5, 7-6 (4), 2-6, 7-6 (1) in one of the first matches of the day today as the U.S. Open began its […]

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Murray Thumps Kyrgios at Rogers Cup in Toronto

August 6, 2014

Andy Murray dispatched Nick Kyrgios in short order earlier this afternoon, routing the rising Australian star 6-2, 6-2 in the second round of the Rogers Cup in Toronto. The eighth-seeded Murray, who received a first-round bye, was playing his first match since losing to Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon. Despite the layoff, the […]

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