Australian tennis player fails to make the last eight in a Grand Slam tournament

Nick Kyrgios ‘devastated’ after quarterfinal defeat to Karen Khachanov as he destroys two rackets on court

The Australian’s upset comes after the defeat of Spain’s Nishikori and is the first time in his career he has failed to make the last eight in a Grand Slam tournament

“I am so disappointed. I have really worked hard to reach Grand Slams so to lose those matches at the biggest times in my tennis career is just not fair.

“It’s not about the result, it’s about the results.

“The first win was so close and then the second one was also so very close. I was playing really well, it was just a matter of putting the last few inches into the court.”

“I was just playing so well and then it just got away from me. I had a great run through the tournament, obviously I was playing fantastically, but there is no excuse to just lose like this. It is not winning at all.

“You have to just keep fighting. I just have to get back out there on the tour and try to do the things which I have been doing and not just keep thinking about what has happened in practice.

“I just have to come back on the tour, get back in the groove of tennis and get back in the fight and things will be back to normal again.”

“Being able to make the last four would have been really special, especially my first time back after winning the French Open in 2015 and the season after that.

“But to lose those matches would have been even more devastating because having won two of them and won a Slam and then be that close… no way I can ever win it back.

“It is just the result I can’t believe it, it is just a very disappointing day. I just have to go out there and fight the good fight.”

“What could I have done in the second set and put away a breakpoint? I was playing so well, and then there was something going on on the court. I guess it just was a run of bad luck today.”


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