Nick Kyrgios expressed his “devastation” after losing to Karen Khachanov in the US Open quarterfinals on Tuesday.
The Russian 27th seed Khachanov defeated the Wimbledon runner-up 7-5, 4-6, 7-5, 6-7 (3/7), 6-4 to reach the final four of a major for the first time.
“I’m obviously heartbroken. Karen, however, deserves full credit. He’s a savage. “He’s a warrior,” Kyrgios said after defeating defending champion and world number one Daniil Medvedev in the last-16.
“I’m completely devastated. To be honest, it felt like it was either win it all or lose it all.
Kyrgios is scheduled to play in Tokyo in early October, but he admits he is struggling to find the motivation to return to the grind of the tour.
“To be honest, I don’t care about any other tournament.” “I feel like now that I’ve had success at a Grand Slam, it’s as if no other tournament really matters,” he added.
“I think almost every other tournament during the year is a waste of time.” You should just run up to a Grand Slam and show up. That’s how you’ll be remembered.”
Kyrgios had the most wins – 26 – since the start of the grass court season in June, more than any other player.
After the fourth round defeat of four-time champion Rafael Nadal and the absence of Novak Djokovic, who defeated him in the Wimbledon final, he was regarded as one of the title favourites in New York.
“It’s simply devastating.” It’s heartbreaking, really. “Not just for myself, but for everyone I know who wants me to win,” he explained.
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