By - NextGenBot
I just looked it up and Nick actually would win more just from winning the doubles in DC (half of $120K) than if, say, he were to go to Montreal and lose in the second round ($42,760). He’s got to be there for the singles anyway so it was definitely worth his while to stay in the doubles regardless of whether he plays Montreal.
Not sure if this has been posted yet, but it's confirmed that Kyrgios/Sock get a walkover to the Finals, match to begin 30 minutes after the Singles trophy ceremony
Sock/Kyrgios move to Washington 500 final after Tiafoe/De Minaur withdraw from the match.
Kyrgios can still become the first player to win The Singles and Doubles title in Washington at the same time. And maybe this helps his exhaustion slightly and he can find the energy to do Montreal.
I need Meddy - Nick in my life.
Wish Andrey won so we could have a Russian winning every tournament this week. Now Samsung and Dasha win it all please
do you speak Russian?
what did Kudermetova just scream?
Pegula tweeted about her Doubles title and the Buffalo Bills official accounts congratulating her... Lol
I am disappointed that the Buffalo Sabers drop the ball.
Congrats Medvedev on the Cabos 250 ! Not tennis related but really enjoyed the facility upgrades they did to the tournament (compared to last year), and great crowds all week, they were into the tennis.
Daniil, let's bottle up this endearing and relaxing energy and deploy it for the rest of the year. It'll do you well.
Every final this week has/had a Russian except DC where Rublev lost in the semis
Not surprising. No Russian tennis players have won on Men side. Meanwhile Russian tennis players dominate the Women’s tournament.
Edit: I was only speaking about the Citi Open.
Medvedev is literally No.1 in the World
No Russian player had won the title in DC. Only two made the finals - both lost
Huh? Medvedev just won Cabo
I was talking about Citi Open only
I love that trophy, it's a pity it's going to end up in Daniil's trophy jail.
Cam played really well as well, he doesn't need to apologize
Norrie, keeps making finals only losing to players better than him and still gets shit on.
Dude has made 10 finals since last year winning like 4 titles. He knows his potential and is doing everything to maximise it. Medvedev is just too good.
Including winning Indian Wells.
Norrie apologizing for his performance just like he did when he got bageled by Ruud in the San Diego final last year
de Minaur doing his countryman a favor by withdrawing from doubles to give kygs double duty and not triple duty
Is there a final Norrie *doesn’t* turn into a dud?
Not to be mean, but this is why he rarely gets scheduled on main courts, whether as defending champion or the British number 1.
IW last year and Lyon this year
I guess Indian Wells doesn’t mean anything anymore.
That went by super quickly after 5-5 in the first set
Hello, hello, hello
Medvedev Alcaraz final in Canada PLEASE
Daniil you beautiful man! You've helped my heart heal after Andrey's disaster earlier! PS 4.37am and here I am, what's wrong with me?
Med making a point by winning his first title of the year with a second set bagel. Absolutely unplayable
Really sucks he probably has to play Nick in his first game because he could really get on a roll now. Honestly I hope Nick withdraws lol.
Lol in his current form he's going to absolutely roll Nick.
NK, Opelka and Isner can beat anyone in 2/3 set matches. All are capable of sleepwalking into tiebreakers against any top 10 player.
Very ambitious statement
I think so but it's still a tough match
Daniil you beautiful beautiful man
YAY I'M SO HAPPY FOR HIM!!!
No one does a celebration like Med! Legend.
First title of the year 🏆 I was not ready for another runner up speech
1st Title for the World No.1 in 2022!!
Med’s drop shots are so cute lol they’re comical
Once Novak and Rafa retire Medvedev is going to destroy everyone on hardcourt
Fantastic shot by Norrie
This is the best Medvedev has played since the AO semifinal against Tsitsipas. That Rafa loss in the final really shook his game. He seems to finally be getting back in his groove.
ah shit, Russian bakery about to open
What's scarier: a nuclear winter or Meddy running across the court after your not so perfect drop shot?
Should not have pissed Med off by breaking him while serving for first set.
Med needs this for his confidence
We are heading for a Cabos bagel
Is there a reason Mexico can't have Finals on Sundays? Cabo and Acapulco are both on Saturday
octopus outdueling golden retriever
No no Norrie not a bagel plz
I’m sure Cam is a great guy but dear god, his game bores me to tears
Imagine being so dominant in a final you can be like yeah challenge that mate
They are friends as far as I know. Both of them trained together before the tournament. Probably flew in on the same plane.
Wonder if they share the same flight out after a potential bagel, would be awkward lmao
Cam straight up says Med is his favorite player right now in a interview a few weeks ago
Inject hard-court Meddy directly into my veins. He's god level
Let's go Norrie chants
Hardcourt Meddy is a beast
Any guesses why Medvedev struggles so much comparatively in Miami and Indian Wells? One reason may be heat but it's not like Los Cabos, Cincinnati, or New York don't have heat.
Miami and Indian Wells are the closest courts on the tour to claycourts without being claycourts. That probably doesn't help.
I think for Indian Wells it’s the slow court speed plus the dryness. I think he said in an interview he doesn’t like the conditions. For Miami I don’t see any reason why he can’t win. In the two QFs he made he lost to RBA, who up until recently had has number, and Hubie, who levels up in Florida. Also we had Herniavedev in Miami this year. Excited to see him fully healthy there next year
No idea, Cincy, Toronto and USO have court speed near or higher than 1.0 on the ITF court speed index, Miami and IW are at 0.86 and 0.76 respectively, so there are difference, but Los Cabos is at 0.85, maybe he just figured it out this year or the new stadium in Los Cabos is faster. All the numbers are in 2019, so it maybe outdated
Yeah this court they mentioned is pretty slow but the heat picks it up a bit. But you'd think Miami and IW then would be the same?
it would be really similar, but the match-up matters as well. Monfils played out of his mind in IW this year and Dimitrov played really well down the stretch in IW as well last year. He just sucks bs RBA for some reason and Hubi plays immensely better in Florida
They are significantly slower, often some of the slowest hardcourts on tour.
He plays marginally better on fast hard courts than slow ones.
Not your night Cam.
Medvedev is just insane on hard courts. The coverage is unreal, you can’t get a thing past this guy
Medvedev gets broken serving for the set
He’s done! It’s over! He hasn’t won a final in forever!
Medvedev is a monster
Medvedev's court coverage is insane. 😮
Holy shit Medvedev. You had no business winning that point to break his serve!!
what a defense from med
Holy shit Medvedev
KyrgioSock too good, and now Nick is in both singles and doubles final in Washington. A stroke of luck that Tiafoe and De Minaur withdrew (official tweet from Citi Open states injury reasons but no further details) so Nick doesn't have to play so many matches crammed into a short timeframe due to recent rain delays.
The Norrie fans are AWAKE !!!!! They roar
Uh oh, here comes..
Watching Medvedev from August onwards is so stress-free
Norrie, you gotta show up now or else
Your fans are calling ! Uh oh, double fault and 0-30. Recover !
Med is just too good on hard court
Meddy will most likely play Kyrgios in the first round of Montreal. Shame that one of them will not continue.
Welp here's god level Medvedev on hard courts
Is Nick Kyrgios drinking soda on the changeover just now? Lmaooo
Norrie has to save this otherwise he's in trouble. Welp, there's the break for Med. Some stunning shots in that game
What a doubles point, get that on the highlight reel asap
Nick was drinking a Pepsi!!
Hope the tennis level picks up
Who's rooting for Norrie?
Sorry to burst ur bubble but he won the first set of Paris
The tennis tv commentators sound like they are at a funeral we get it back the brits and all but cheer up dudes he didn’t die.
Is Renee Stubbs currently acting as MC / hype woman for the DC doubles match?
Second time of the day; Stubbsy went on and on about how great doubles is after Pegula/Routliffe d. Kalinskaya/McNally 12-10 in 3rd.
Ah interesting. I was like, uhhhm this is new…! She’s mic’ed up to the stadium PA and pumpin up the fans during changeovers. Not bad!
Not surprising since she was more known as a player for doubles.
sock is the doubles goat for sure
This weather looks brutal. I've never seen Norrie look this wiped and Medvedev looked like he might pass out sitting on that bench.
Med serves for the 1st set here at 6-5
Ppl lose faith too quickly. Med lost 4 points in a row last game and norrie lost 4 in a row this game
The comments in here can be bizarre at times. Some people just love being overdramatic, I guess.
Well this tennis is…not great hahah
Cmon All surface GOAT Norrie!
OK Med no fucking around this service game
Comments about Medvedev’s level just fell 😂
Ya goodnight. Daniil if I wake up to seeing yet another finals loss to a fucking pedestrian like Norrie, so help me God I am gonna…still support you to no end this is a rough patch but you will
Edit: sorry if it seems disrespectful to cam, i like cam, i met him at RG, fine dude, but he needs to fuck off tonight 😊
Yeah, you're being a right twat. Norrie isn't some pedestrian. He's the current #12 (#10 if he wins tonight), a recent grand slam semi-finalist and Masters series winner, who was in the top 10 not long ago, and is dangerous if playing well.
He is a great player, he is also a player that a world #1 should NEVER lose to. He doesn’t have the weapons to beat the best of the best
Sorry to tell you this, but pretty much every single world #1 has lost to players far, far worse than Norrie. Numerous times, in most cases. Stop acting as if losing to Norrie on hardcourt is some awful apocalyptic result when it's not.
Stop putting words in my mouth. I never said this would be apocalyptic but yes this would be easily his worst loss in the USO swing since 2018. But I think he will be fine
Nowhere did I say you said it would be apocalyptic. I said that you're acting like it would be, which you were.
Hey that second set was awfully pedestrian wasn’t it
Did you manage to get your emotions under control when Daniil started dominating?
My emotions were in control the whole time but I was asleep in the second set 😂
Medvedev was incredibly impressive. Top stuff. Shame you didn't see it.
What's the rules on medical timeouts in games? Do you forfeit the current game?
The reason he got a medical timeout was because he was bleeding. They had to have a medical timeout, even if it's a little scratch. Raducanu got one in the US Open final.
Left when it was 5-4 30-0. What in fucking hell happened? LOL
Cam raised his level when needed, and Daniil faultered every so slightly.
Love how much power Norrie can generate on his backhand with his odd technique.
it's over for med, poor finals performance + hand blister = another final loss
Oh ffs, don't be so bloody dramatic. This is far from over.
4 minutes later: Breaks back
I am dumb
He seems kinda out of it today, and recently
32 points for Med and 30 for Norrie
This is (obviously I suppose) just as tight as the score.
Cameron Norrie could be an absolute hottie if he chose to wear tighter clothing.
Cam is still in this. This won't be an easy match for Medvedev. He'll need to be on top of his game.
Medvedev just got 40-15’d
No commentator Norrie didn’t raise his level, Meddy’s fell off a cliff
Nah. That was a good game from Cam. Forced Medvedev into awkward positions. That error on break point was pretty poor though.
That was awful
Was it 40:15?
Embarrassing Daniil..so bad
Really, really solid stuff from Daniil and Cam in this match.
Holy shit what a choke job damnit
God damn it med
Norrie looking really good but Med is another level
edit: as soon as I wrote it Norrie comes back
KyrgioSock lost the first set but looks like they might take the second to go to a super tiebreaker!
Just switched over from streaming Med/Norrie this looks way more interesting
Why’re med and Norrie playing the atp 250 in Los Cabo’s and not the 500 in Washington DC? I’m sure there’s a logical answer but wouldn’t they want to contest for more points?
Finals are a day earlier for strategic reasons.
Appearance fees could make it more worthwhile.
Going to Los Cabos instead of D.C.
Lots of reasons.
Maybe they were trying to avoid Washington's DC weather?
Probably offered an appearance fee
also DC is the worst ranked 500 event this year, only rio came close
Why, because of the weather?
I think is the weather and the close time proximity to Montreal/Toronto
Appearance fee, horrible heat and weather in DC, and being in a resort is way more fun. Also Norrie is the defending champ
DC has habit of annoying players. It is interesting that Los Cabos wants to update to 500 tournament in the future.
Also Los Cabos might move to February in 2024 and happen right after Acapulco.
Gotcha. So basically Los Cabo’s offered a higher appearance fee to Med than Citi open?
Probably more bc of the points. Clear path to a final to keep#1.
Along with this, more likely to get more matches in after a month layoff.
"Two of the fittest players on tour"
How many aren't fit at this level? I know Tiafoe sometimes looks out of shape and Nick sometimes too but that's solely because he doesn't care at times.
There's levels of fitness when it comes to athletes, just like there's levels of speed in sprinters, levels of accuracy in archers, levels of strength in weightlifters and boxers etc.
All tennis players at this level are unbelievably fit, but some are next level. Medvedev and Norrie are definitely two of those.
And above Norrie and Medvedev, you have monsters like Peak Murray and the Big 3 (specifically Nadal and Djokovic). Machines, the lot of them.
Nole pre 2011 have a habit of retiring due to heat and tiredness, so some pretty unjustifiedly called him unfit
Meddy has six pack going. He's Djokovic level fit, there is no fat.
There's still levels of fitness though
Who is faster when it comes to service games - Kyrgios or Med?
I think Kyrgios has faster serve. I think two of them have the best serves on the tour, even better than serve bots.
I think he may be asking who actually completes their service games faster, Nick sometimes speedruns his to the point that the entire thing is over in less than a minute.
Yeah I think so too. Kyrgios is amazing when it comes to serving out of a hole at 0-40
They may have extremely effective service games and top tier serves, but they do not have as good of serves as Isner or Karlovic, at least when they were a bit a younger. Both have lower first and second serve won percentages than Isner and Karlovic (and Opelka) despite having much better ground games to back up their serves.
Yeah that’s fair.
Norrie asking a question, Medvedev giving the answer.
You're a wizard Meddy. That last shot was just lol.
Medvedev breaks again this time to love, hopefully can hold this time
There’s something called “ELO hell” in chess : you think you can easily win games at a slightly lower rating but actually it’s super hard to keep consistently winning
ATP 250s are like ELO hells of tennis . They’re way harder than they appear
All of the big 3 have lower W-L at 250s than overall.
(This is of course because they play/played more 250s in periods when they were not as good, but I still think it's a funny stat)
I do remember medvedev is 0-5 in finals since that USO, so just lower the expectations a bit
This version of Medvedev is still reeling from the ATP sabotage against him
Just like Novak taking a few tournaments to warm up , Med will be back to his best come New York time
God damnit Med
That shot by Medvedev!!
Congrats to Nick for winning City Open.
If Nishioka can return well, he can definitely give Kyrgios a serious run.
The latter will rightfully be a big favorite, but so was Rublev.
Rubles is even bigger mental case than Kyrgios.