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Kyrgios edges past Medvedev to win ATP Washington Open title

By The Assam Tribune

WASHINGTON, Aug 5: Shaking off back spasms to blast 18 aces, Australia�s Nick Kyrgios kept his composure and captured the ATP Washington Open title on Sunday, defeating Russia�s 10th-ranked Daniil Medvedev 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (7/4).

The 24-year-old Aussie, who struggled through the opening set, claimed the $365,390 top prize and his sixth career ATP crown at the US Open tuneup event.

�This is probably my best memory of a final,� Kyrgios said. �I left it all on the court.� Kyrgios, 5-1 this year against top-10 rivals, won his second title of the season after Acapulco in March and will jump 25 positions to 27th in Monday�s new rankings, his first top-30 appearance in 43 weeks.

�This has been one of the greatest weeks of my life. I�ve made massive strides,� Kyrgios said.

�This whole week has been amazing. It�s a week I won�t forget.�

Known for his fiery temperament and inconsistency, Kyrgios was resilient all week, breaking racquets but holding his emotions together � �super proud� of his composure.

�In the past six months, it�s crazy to think how much I�ve been able to turn it around,� Kyrgios said.

�I�m working hard to be better as a player and as a person.

�I lost faith that I could still have weeks like this and be happy. I�ve got to thank (my family) for not losing faith.

�I just wanted to clean myself up and have a healthy attitude. I showed what I can do this week.�

While saying his best memory of the week was �how professional I was off the court,� Kyrgios also noted, �I�ve got a long way to go.� American Jessica Pegula captured her first WTA singles title by ripping Italy�s Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-2 in the Washington women�s final.

The 25-year-old daughter of NFL Buffalo Bills owner and natural gas magnate Terry Pegula took a $43,000 top prize.

Kyrgios won a match that featured no break points or deuces after 94 minutes with back-to-back aces, the last his tournament-best 110th of the week. � AFP

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Kyrgios edges past Medvedev to win ATP Washington Open title

WASHINGTON, Aug 5: Shaking off back spasms to blast 18 aces, Australia�s Nick Kyrgios kept his composure and captured the ATP Washington Open title on Sunday, defeating Russia�s 10th-ranked Daniil Medvedev 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (7/4).

The 24-year-old Aussie, who struggled through the opening set, claimed the $365,390 top prize and his sixth career ATP crown at the US Open tuneup event.

�This is probably my best memory of a final,� Kyrgios said. �I left it all on the court.� Kyrgios, 5-1 this year against top-10 rivals, won his second title of the season after Acapulco in March and will jump 25 positions to 27th in Monday�s new rankings, his first top-30 appearance in 43 weeks.

�This has been one of the greatest weeks of my life. I�ve made massive strides,� Kyrgios said.

�This whole week has been amazing. It�s a week I won�t forget.�

Known for his fiery temperament and inconsistency, Kyrgios was resilient all week, breaking racquets but holding his emotions together � �super proud� of his composure.

�In the past six months, it�s crazy to think how much I�ve been able to turn it around,� Kyrgios said.

�I�m working hard to be better as a player and as a person.

�I lost faith that I could still have weeks like this and be happy. I�ve got to thank (my family) for not losing faith.

�I just wanted to clean myself up and have a healthy attitude. I showed what I can do this week.�

While saying his best memory of the week was �how professional I was off the court,� Kyrgios also noted, �I�ve got a long way to go.� American Jessica Pegula captured her first WTA singles title by ripping Italy�s Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-2 in the Washington women�s final.

The 25-year-old daughter of NFL Buffalo Bills owner and natural gas magnate Terry Pegula took a $43,000 top prize.

Kyrgios won a match that featured no break points or deuces after 94 minutes with back-to-back aces, the last his tournament-best 110th of the week. � AFP