Kyrgios' priceless reaction as Federer pulls off incredible shot in US Open

Kyrgios' priceless reaction as Federer pulls off incredible shot in US Open

Federer came into the meeting with a 2-1 head-to-head record against Kyrgios and after an even opening demonstrated his array of shot-making to book a fourth-round encounter against another Australian John Millman.

Five-time champion Roger Federer found a new way to amaze Saturday as he reached the US Open last 16 with a 6-4, 6-1, 7-5 victory over Nick Kyrgios.

For many, his visit to NY this year was his tennis career in a nutshell.

There was no sign of the flagging interest that had umpire Mohamed Lahyani controversially climbing out of his chair to deliver an impromptu pep talk to the Aussie in his second-round win over Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

Kyrgios, 23, has time to mature and gain experience, especially playing in Grand Slam events.

"I take one of those points, the match is wide open", Kyrgios said.

Rather than someone just going for it, you have a tendency to play safe, as well, which can be an advantage for him.

"The way he behaves on court, his demeanour". But, he may need to step out of his comfort zone and play more aggressively if he wants to win this match.

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He still has time on his side, but he knows that the clock is ticking. Kyrgios was asked whether he might hire a coach - he hasn't worked with one in years - and to assess the state of his career. I have barely done anything. I did a lot of things well during the whole season.

That was the first set she had lost against Kanepi of the 10 they had played to that point and the first set Williams had lost at the 2018 US Open, including a 6-1, 6-2 victory over her older sister Venus on Friday night.

U.S. legend John McEnroe suggested the Swiss could perform a powerful mentoring role for the combustible Kyrgios.

But he said no matter what he tried, Federer had the answers.

"If I can be any sort of inspiration for guys coming up on the tour, that would be great, you know, in whatever shape and form that is".

Kyrgios' trademark outbursts and meltdowns were overshadowed by a moment of pure Federer magic which brought the US Open crowd to its feet - and left Kyrgios completely bewildered.

"I think to play fair and play tough", he said.

In her first-round match on Tuesday, Alize Cornet was handed a code violation for taking off her backward shirt to put it on forward.

After announcing his arrival on the worldwide stage with a spectacular centre-court ambush of world No.1 Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon in 2014, Kyrgios has just two grand slam quarter-final appearances, plus four ATP titles, on his CV. Kanepi's take on Wiliams' serve?

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