Nick Kyrgios beats Mikael Ymer in straight sets to reach Washington ATP final – Michmutters

Nick Kyrgios beats Mikael Ymer in straight sets to reach Washington ATP final

Nick Kyrgios is “super excited” after continuing his career-best season by powering into the final of the ATP event in Washington.

Backing up from his gruelling workload a day earlier, when he finished off Reilly Opelka then saved five match points in an epic quarter-final win over Frances Tiafoe, Kyrgios dealt with Mikael Ymer in straight sets.

Kyrgios produced another imperious serving display to beat Ymer 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 in what was the Wimbledon runner-up’s fifth semi-final appearance from his past six events.

Only an abdominal strain in Mallorca tarnished the impressive streak.

Yet to be broken every week in the American capital, Kyrgios didn’t face a solitary break point against Ymer.

He brought up set point in the opener with his 80th ace of the tournament and sealed the set with a lovely serve-volley play and backhand flick overhead winner.


The second set also provided a serving duel but the Swede was always going to come out second best against Kyrgios in this type of mood as the Australian reeled off the last three games to prevail in one hour, 34 minutes.

Kyrgios hadn’t made a final for three years but now he’s reached two in less than a month, including his breakout run to his maiden grand slam title match at Wimbledon.

That four-set defeat to Djokovic at the All England Club remains the 27-year-old’s only loss in his past 11 matches since mid-June.

“I’m just happy to be in another ending,” Kyrgios said.


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