Other than this US Open marketing campaign and Wimbledon, Alex de Minaur has, the truth is, been Australia’s final man standing at many slams in current seasons.
Nonetheless, no matter works for Kyrgios, who has the chance to usurp de Minaur as Australian No.1 with one other victory over Medvedev on Sunday night time (9am Monday AEST).
The 27-year-old may bump the Russian off his world No.1 perch, with Rafael Nadal poised to return to the highest of the rankings if Medvedev loses to Kyrgios.
Kyrgios says he lives for alternatives like this, taking part in for such excessive stakes at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
“I wish to be there. I wish to be on prime time. I wish to be on that display, the display they’re all watching. I embrace it,” he mentioned.
“Win or lose, I’m pleased with how far I’ve come. I’ve labored onerous to be within the fourth spherical on the US Open, towards Medvedev. I wish to be there.
“I believe that’s the place each tennis participant desires to be, taking part in the most effective gamers on the earth in the most effective stadiums on the earth, getting paid nicely. I’m trying ahead to it.”
The Canberran holds a 3-1 lead within the pair’s profession collection, his solely defeat a four-set loss at this 12 months’s Australian Open and his most up-to-date win over Medvedev coming three weeks in the past in Montreal.
The winner will face both Spanish twelfth seed Pablo Carreno Busta or Russian Karen Khachanov on Tuesday for a semi-final berth.
Kyrgios additionally stays within the hunt for a second grand slam doubles crown for the 12 months with Thanasi Kokkinakis after the Australian Open champions superior ominously to spherical three on Saturday.
Australian ladies’s No.1 Ajla Tomljanovic can be vying for a quarter-final spot, taking up Russian Liudmila Samsonova within the ladies’s fourth spherical on Sunday.
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