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Darius0995

Somewhat depressing that the first semi is played on a Friday and it’s between Khachanov and Ruud. That’s bleak.


Lazy_Left_Eye

I wonder if Wawrinka or guys like Cilic, Thiem or even Murray has ever received the sheer hype Kyrgios has received. It feels like every tournament Kyrgios looks good he's almost certainly considered as one of the favorites to reach final or win it all, but falls short and the cycle repeats again.


burgerbeau

He hasn't really been a favourite to go deep many times. He was more considered a but of a wildcard that could upset top players. Recently that has changed and he made a final and a quarter in 2 of the 3 slams he entered this year, so the hype hasn't been wrong. And the others all have had huge hype. I don't really understand what you mean by that, Murray is included in 'the big 4' and stan was considered a huge threat at slams for years, less the case for cilic though, but he still had/has some when he has been in form.


raysofdavies

I was right, the Kyrgios-Medvedev thread is very funny now


WilderWildeWelles

Only young players left, none of which have won a slam, and none of which are unlikable. Happy days


jsnoodles

It’s the good boy open now.


dunkerpup

And I LOVE it!


obi_kennawobi

The Highlights on the US Open channel were always bad, but the video for the Karen - Nick match is like absurdly bad, no break points, just a few random longer rallys.


zsotraB

You just have to wait a day, they'll post longer highlights then


stoic_trader

My guess is it is machine generated (AI) and their algorithm is super bad. I watched highlights of Nadal's second round and they never showed when Fognini broke him twice


obi_kennawobi

Or they give some guy who doesn't like tennis 5$ to watch the match and to press a button at random times to mark the point for the video.


goforth1457

Does Nick Kyrios actually like tennis??? I've been reading articles about how he prefers basketball but was pushed to do tennis. A shame as he could be a lot happier in a potential basketball career.


Tantle18

Nick is the product of yes men. Everyone around him laughing at his jokes and letting him get away with whatever. Go watch the clips he uploads of him playing basketball lol they literally just let him score and don’t touch him so he won’t get hurt and won’t be able to pay for his friends to do stuff. He’s not actually good at basketball, he’s like 6’4” and incredibly slow. He chooses to be an asshole everyday, the sport he plays doesn’t affect that.


burgerbeau

Thats probably because he is using it as a fun form of cross training and none of them want to injur him during what is effectively training sessions for tennis. Is that hard for you to comprehend?


goddess_steffi_graf

last year olympics: medvedev loses to pcb, pcb loses to karen next round now: medvedev loses to kyrgious, kyrgious loses to karen next round 🤔


dunkerpup

Who was that total muppet booing Karen when he came on court?


jsnoodles

Insult to muppets


dunkerpup

It was my best attempt at being ladylike


erraticripple

OH MY GOD I WOKE UP TO SEE THAT KAREN SAVED TENNIS? OH MY GOD


cib_vk228

king Karen doing the lord's work of taking trash out.


wabazai

It’s a great morning


cottoncandysedai

I went to sleep and woke up to fabulous news. OMG! Karen 🥹🥹


TinKnightRisesAgain

lmao imagine being obsessed with a tennis player as insignificant as nick kyrgios. manchild lost go touch grass


jamesjabc13

I totally agree. The obsession of this sub hating on him is the most pathetic sight I’ve ever witnessed


bignut123

Kyrgios is a legend. Tbh even if he won this match I doubt he beat ruud the level he displayed against berrettini. Still a good season from him. This showed what results he can put up when he puts in effort, which are pretty damn good. I think he should quit playing doubles tho from now on. Wonder if he’d have been more fit in the beginning had he dropped out. Kyrgios playing like set 5 or like he did against Medvedev would’ve won in straights. Dude just seemed lackadaisical till set 4, and then Karen finally raised his level


Mediocre-Credit-4170

Kyrgios a legend? Maybe a legend at being a dickhead and getting court cases


bignut123

Lol go touch grass imagine hating a guy who’s real asf and says what he feels w no bullshitting. Swear u guys love the sugar coating two faced ass hats that appear nice on camera and are completely different outside. I’ll take a real blunt person than a fake nice person any day


obi_kennawobi

Found John McEnroe


stoic_trader

But it doesn't end there, his other prime qualities include smashing the rackets, screaming obscenities, getting angry for no reason, showing tantrums on umpires, ball kids, his own box and even on his ex. So when people say they hate Kyrgios it doesn't mean they hate an honest person. You can be honest and not an asshole at the same time


Mediocre-Credit-4170

You don’t think he’s fake? He’s fake in press conferences, acts all nice and shit but how he acts on court is the real Kyrgios, and what Kyrgios is actually like behind closed doors. The screaming, spitting, swearing, abusive to umpires is the real Kyrgios and have fun supporting that


Aggravating_Set980

Actually scared of a Ruud final after that Nadal ghost display in the French...


lenny_ray

He won more games than Fed did in 2008


dunkerpup

He also won’t be playing Nadal, particularly on clay, so there is that


OddsTipsAndPicks

Yeah, because no one has ever gotten humiliated by Nadal at the French Open. Djokovic won one entire more game in 2020


ucantbb

Nadal at RG final makes everyone look like a fool. If Ruud is healthy he can give us a great match like it was today against Berrettini.


Psychological_Bug676

Wishing Nick Kyrgios, Pam Shriver, Johnny Mac, Casper Ruud haters, Jake Paul, Trevor Noah and USO crowds a very good night 🥰


libbiecy

Hahahahaha yes


clevercorvax

Karen did Nick a favour tbh... Nick has another kind of court he has to prepare for 😉


bignut123

Lol he’s innocent until proven guilty y’all crazy. Believing any accusation without evidence is the dumbest thing ever


clevercorvax

Nick Kyrgios - Canberra Correctional Facility Open champ 2023 confirmed 👮‍♂️⛓️ edit: or rather Canberra Correctional Facility "Invitational"


Mediocre-Credit-4170

Same with Zverev but 90% of this sub is convinced he’s guilty. Don’t pull that shit please


bignut123

Don’t lump me in w this 90% of the sub shit. I always believe in presumption of innocence, even in zverev case. Let the courts come to the conclusion


Mediocre-Credit-4170

Lol good luck with supporting Kyrgios and Zverev, the disgraces of tennis


bignut123

Not a big zverev fan think he’s a fraud who will never win a slam tbh. He’s like the berdych of this generation. But yeah I believe in a basic principle of presumption of innocence that all humans should be afforded, whether I like them or not. Don’t know what country you’re from, but I don’t want to live in or deal with people that can’t agree on that fundamental notion


Mediocre-Credit-4170

I’m Australian and I hate Kyrgios, have fun figuring that one out. If I’m Australian and I can’t support Kyrgios, you know there’s something wrong with Kyrgios. He’s a disgrace to Australians


bignut123

Lol the mindset of Australians these days tells me all I need to know. Have a good day bro. This shit isn’t all that serious


Mediocre-Credit-4170

Lol you’re dumb, we don’t like shit dickheads representing us. Dafuq mindset are you talking about? Kyrgios makes Aussies look bad and there’s a lot of us out there that can’t stand Kyrgios, what do you know?


bignut123

If you can’t figure out what mindset im referring to, then you’re most likely part of the problem then. Okay fine u don’t like kyrgios. That’s fine. U don’t have to like him, and I get why people don’t. Will agree to disagree on him.


stocktraderdog

Is it accurate to say that the men's singles draw has gone goblin mode? I'm not complaining. Far from it.


dannylenwinn

What's goblin mode mean? It is slightly chaotic for sure. The upper draw of Khachanov vs Ruud definitely went differently from many people's predictions.


outofexcess

I feel like the final is gonna be Ruud-Sinner Edit: Nevermind


bignut123

Ruud sinner or ruud Alcaraz. That’s for sure. But just watch this be the most chaotic us open ever and it’s tiafoe khachanov final lol. Honestly prime opportunity for Alcaraz to show he’s the real deal and get a slam at 19.


nicoc9

Subscribe


WilderWildeWelles

Not an unlikely outcome. Feel like Ruud will go through and then whoever wins Sinner-Alcaraz will make the final


radu928

rip Tennis


magrippalfc

Don’t quite understand this reaction. Can you elaborate?


Distinct_Salt_2460

Fans of certain players hate anyone not their favorite players winning.


Psychological_Bug676

https://twitter.com/chrisorihuela10/status/1567377352891441154?s=46&t=nFY_nd_icM1UOKi4nzZyzw I thought y’all said he matured?? Lol


prosperenfantin

To think he was the oldest player left in the men's singles.


thcm123

What a douche. Couldn’t take the pressure of being the favorite and Karen simply outplayed him in the last set. Stay classy Nick! 🤡


MoreDblRainbows

Players complaining when they're not a crowd fave is cringe.


bignut123

Yeah Karen should get sent to Ukraine for all the harm his country has done. Fucking rotten player Wimbledon was right in not letting these bullshit Russians play. They should be banned from the tour entirely


MoreDblRainbows

What???


obi_kennawobi

You heard the man! Kyrgios was the last barrier between Russia and the fall of Ukraine!


dannylenwinn

Did Kyrgios say that? Who did


MoreDblRainbows

Karen did in his post.


yaki_of_soba

I wouldn’t call the “complaining”


jamesjabc13

Lol someone reported me for self harm for saying I supported Kyrgios. I can’t imagine how sad your life must be to do that.


Mediocre-Credit-4170

Yeah something is wrong with you, how could anyone support Kyrgios


jamesjabc13

How could anyone make their entire personality about hating someone lol


Mediocre-Credit-4170

You’re complaining someone reported you for supporting Kyrgios and saying their life must be so sad to do that? It’s sad you’re supporting Kyrgios, that’s all I’ll say and I’m an Aussie


jamesjabc13

You don’t think that abusing a function that was designed to help suicidal people as a way to harass people that like a tennis player you don’t like is bad? But you do think that any person who could possibly like a person you don’t like is automatically bad? Like, you can’t actually be serious


bignut123

These ppl are bigots man don’t waste your time. They hate anybody that doesn’t fit the mold of nice in public view and shady in the back. They can’t handle a guy like kyrgios who is incredibly honest and blunt. And they can’t handle people who like people they don’t like either. So much for tOlErAnCe


Mediocre-Credit-4170

Kyrgios is bad person, he’s proved it time and time again on how he acts on court. Spitting, swearing, screaming at his box, smashing rackets and plus has a dv court case going on in Australia right now, these are signs that’s he’s unhinged and has anger issues. This isn’t about like or dislike, it’s about people choosing to support Kyrgios even though there’s proof he’s a shit human being who only cares about himself


jamesjabc13

He doesn’t have a DV case going on. Link me to any real news source or court document that says it’s a DB case. You can’t, because it isn’t. If you can’t support anyone who’s ever yelled, sworn or thrown their racquet on court then you better change your whole flair lol. I don’t really give a shit if people hate Nick. But the constant vile and horrific shit that is spewed by self proclaimed “good people” is exactly what incels do.


Mediocre-Credit-4170

Here’s one article and there’s many more where that come from https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7808287/kyrgios-charged-with-assaulting-former-girlfriend-in-canberra/ His ex girlfriend Chiara Passari showed text messages between them as well, he was abusive in the texts. I can show you the proof, seems like this sub is oblivious to the truth


jamesjabc13

That article never uses the term “domestic violence” or “domestic abuse”. It uses the term “common assault” and the term “grab” which is what it’s actually about. I’ve seen the text messages. You mean the three screenshots provided with no context? Well that’s proof, obviously lol


Mediocre-Credit-4170

It’s domestic violence alright. They were boyfriend and girlfriend and if you looked at the texts they were abusive from him. Can you stop trying to defend him even though I showed you proof. People like that I just can’t tolerate who ask for proof and still want more proof, I just showed you a source so stop


bignut123

Anyone here notice the YouTube prankster Jidion pulling his classic haircut in random places bit in today’s match? Dude was in the 2nd row. Can’t believe he came to the open dude usually trolls at nba games


clykins46

Saw that. It’s kinda lame or am I odd?


WilderWildeWelles

I thought it was dumb


bignut123

Nah it’s def not the funniest of his bits tbh. It makes more sense when he does it in college classrooms than a random sports venue, but he’s a unique guy


arrivederci2017

When WTA is more predictable than ATP..


Psychological_Bug676

I’m loving seeing all the Kyrgios supporters having a meltdown online ❤️


jamesjabc13

There are 1000x more Kyrgios haters crying about hating him than there are his supporters on here posting anything lol


_THIS_IS_THE_WAY_

I'm having a hard time getting excited for a final that will feature either Khachonov or Ruud....


dannylenwinn

You would rather have Kyrgios I guess in the final


burgerbeau

Yes, pretty much everyone would prefer that. Both of the others are very good players, but they have pretty one dimensional games. It won't make for an interesting final and almost certainly whoever else makes the final will win or it will be a boring serve fest match where Ruud/Karen win instead.


bignut123

Same. I think whoever wins in the Alcaraz sinner match takes it all. Good chance for Alcaraz to show us all what he’s about and get a slam under his belt at 19. I wouldn’t mind ruud. He actually has an interesting aggressive baseline game with massive whip on his forehand. Khachanov prolly won’t make the final tho. He’ll get destroyed by ruud


_THIS_IS_THE_WAY_

Woah wtf


bignut123

What? Why am I getting down voted lol


clevercorvax

I think it's /s for salty in your case 🧂🧂🧂


bignut123

Whatever lol


clevercorvax

I absolutely will, thank you.


bignut123

Y’all crazy


WilderWildeWelles

We know, doesn’t mean we have to like the joke


OddsTipsAndPicks

Winner of Alcaraz Sinner will be the substantial favorite


withmoho

Don’t see how Sinner can be a bigger favorite than Ruud. Ruud was in a GS final just a couple of months ago.


Nastypav12

Therefore will probably lose to BigFoe or Rublev the way this USO is going.


hojbjerfc

2 more things before i go to bed Dear ESPN: **THIS** is how Legends are made Dear /u/UsOpen : NOW i am entertained 😉


Unaatennista

I thought the USO couldn’t get any weirder


bezline

Shocker! at this point, anyone can win it. US open is really a slam of twists and turns


blackb0xes

I just want everyone to know that I nailed all four of today's predictions.


nicoc9

What are tomorrow’s?


blackb0xes

I went in on Sabalenka, Rublev, Pegula, and Sinner.


Whompa

You truly are the 1%


DoubleFaulty1

You must be drowning in reddit prediction coins.


blackb0xes

I wimped out and put 30 coins instead of 100 on two of them though. No half measures from here on out now that I know I have the magic touch.


DoubleFaulty1

Good luck. I made top ten for the Olympics one.


blackb0xes

Thanks. The Olympics were my best performance too. I got 9th iirc. Betting on Zverev served me well for that tournament.


DoubleFaulty1

Same. Also bet on PCB beating Djoker.


tehnoodnub

I blame you for what transpired.


DoubleFaulty1

https://cdn.drawception.com/drawings/903693/W7Q7T8o3pq.png


blackb0xes

That too. I bet on Zverev as emotional hedging because I wanted Djokovic to win that match and if I lost those coins then I wouldn't have really cared, but once he lost to Zverev, I knew the vibes were off and the best thing to do was bet on PCB and it paid off.


DoubleFaulty1

On the bright side Kyrgios says he can’t wait for the next slam.


dannylenwinn

It's good that he's motivated or will be. He could have some big upcoming matches in the future, or even a rematch (with Khachanov)


TriggeredBySalah

Can't believe no one has mentioned the fact that Kyrgios did a tweener (through the legs showboating shot) in the first game of the fifth set, got broken that game and never recovered the break. For me if he holds that first game and Khachanov is behind on the scoreboard/serving second this ends differently.


Distinct_Salt_2460

Nick does stupid shit in every match. In the last match, he threw away a point reaching over the net to hit the ball. Then he pretended he didn’t know that’s against the rules. Which is ridiculous of course. Nick needs attention, like all truly narcissistic people, and this is just one of the many ways he seeks it. It’s absurd to say he lost the match because of that. He didn’t. He lost the match because he played a better opponent on the day, specifically one not bothered by him and his antics. He broke multiple rackets too.


TriggeredBySalah

He didn't lose the match solely on that one point I mentioned, but it was extremely important when coming out in the first game at 2 sets all to hold serve rather than give momentum to Khachanov. That turned out to be the single break which won the match. Losing that point due to the unneccesary tweener gave Khachanov a good start to the game and you can argue it put Nick under pressure straight away to still win the game and not look silly. You could also argue it would have fired Khachanov up too as showboating tends to do in any sport. He gave him an opportunity and he pounced on it. Did he lose the match solely on that point? No. But was it a huge mistake and contributing factor to being broken in that game? Yes.


Waste-Worth-1047

there was too much other stupid shit that he did for that to stand out.


TriggeredBySalah

I bet if someone pulled up statistics of how often Nick holds serve when he goes 15-0 up it would be a ridiculously high conversion rate. That was a big point to throw away in the context of the match and it proved costly. In a close 5 set match little mistakes can make all the difference and that is the one that stood out to me.


throwaway739299292

Okay I’m gonna go pee and brush and floss then head to bed. Let’s focus on tennis tomorrow now that the circus is over. Good night cuties.


hojbjerfc

Goodnight my favorite hater and canadian ;)


hojbjerfc

Watching back my videos of Karen vs Delien at RG and…i miss clay Y’all THE FRENCHIES GOT TO ME


DoubleFaulty1

Kyrgios says knee was sore but it felt better in sets 3-5.


throwaway739299292

Can’t sleep. I feel like I got a B12 shot. Karen thank you for saving tennis babe.


hojbjerfc

Same 😭😭


DoubleFaulty1

Kyrgios press conference on. He said he felt flat at the start and felt good at the end. Credits Karen. Is devastated.


shegotofftheplane

Upset of the day: Khachanov d. Kyrgios “Beatdown” of the day: Ruud d. Berrettini (Berrettini did not show up) Parking lot match of the day: Kyrgios-Khachanov 😴


Lazy_Left_Eye

Whatever it maybe i hope we get a quality final in men’s side. 2020 was a disaster and 2021 was more of a beatdown.


Psychological_Bug676

At least can people now stop bringing up Kyrgios’s potential. This is his ceiling. Plays some good tennis but can’t sustain it for more than 2-3 matches. He simply does not have the mentality to win a slam. Just compare him to Karen during pressure situations. Just look at the way he handled losing the 4th set, with that horrible tb performance and when he was also up a break


Waste-Worth-1047

I think the thing is that you don't see guys like him (douchebag headcase) come down the pipe that often. People were saying shit like this about Andy Murray when he was going deep and losing late players that were just better than him, like he was supposed to will himself to be a better player than Nadal or Federer or Djokovic or whoever. But a guy with that talent is going to eventually break through when things go right and win a major. But losing to guys who were just better than him was interpreted as some type of character flaw. But this clown lost a match he had no business losing because he gave away way too many points for whatever reason. His problem is between his ears and it's clearly beyond repair because he's just some asshole who's an ultimate jock impersonating a tennis player.


overtired27

You know he made a GS final recently right?


glassopy

Has the "it" to win 7 X 5 set matches? Nope and he never will because that's simply beyond him, mentally.


ScrantonScrangler

Let's be honest, it's quite likely wouldn't have made it if Nadal hadn't gotten injured or if Berrettini hadn't gotten covid


Kooky-Athlete257

If if if doesn’t exist


chalkboard-scraper

I’m all for seeing Nick Kyrgios at a some R16 or QF in grand slams. Forget about him being an “entertainer” — he’s a curve ball and will pose a challenge to some good players


DoubleFaulty1

I took the opposite from his performance this year.


DoubleFaulty1

I’m glad we’ll have a new winner, but besides Tiafoe (who doesn’t have much of a chance) I don’t care much about any of them. And I root for so many players.


dunkerpup

I like all of them left so feels like a win-win. I’m excited for whoever makes the final and hoping for a good one!


WilderWildeWelles

I’m in the same boat. But I don’t dislike any of them so it’s chill


libbiecy

I'm so fcking excited for a Sinner vs Alcaraz match and I am all hyped up.


chalkboard-scraper

Don’t we all wish it was the final though.


throwaway739299292

No. It is what it is. Sinner hasn’t won enough to have easy draws.


MonsoonFlood

It's gonna be awesome!


jeff_clax90

Couldn't catch the match due to the time.. was Kyrgios off or did Karen play lights out? Also super happy for Caro. That forehand and her net game are a joy to watch. She looks unstoppable and also that she's having loads of fun on court


overtired27

Karen was a bit more solid in general, returned well and was winning most longer rallies. Nick didn’t really wake up until the third set (had phantom injury and didn’t want to play in set one). Couldn’t convert BP chances and a lot of his serve and volleys, and drop shots weren’t coming off. Pretty frustrating match both ways for much of it. Level picked up at the end.


TinKnightRisesAgain

They were both serving their little hearts out


WilderWildeWelles

They were both off for 4 sets then Karen raised his level in the 5th


hojbjerfc

Haha fuck I have class in 9 hours


libbiecy

Goodluck to that! I used to stay up late for classes but now I tend to skip tennis matches because I need sleep for tomorrow's class 😂


[deleted]

That’s plenty of sleep time lol


Kooky-Athlete257

Hope u fail


hojbjerfc

Lmao this is such a weird insult haha.


Board_Deep

High school dropouts love to insult education…


Kooky-Athlete257

Haha I’m just having fun don’t worry


Both-Combination-589

This is so cringe. Talk to someone in real life, please.


Kooky-Athlete257

Bro guarantee I talk to more ppl than u lol


Both-Combination-589

Haha I’m just having fun don’t worry


Kooky-Athlete257

This is so cringe!


hojbjerfc

No haha you’re good I found that one really funny actually


WilderWildeWelles

You can get like 7.5 hours of sleep


hojbjerfc

More likely I will wake up at 6am anyway sadly. Thats how my brain works


CoaxHoax

Ivashka and Cilic were both up a break in the 5th and bottled it. Karen clutched tf up.


RedDevil50

Ivashka I can see choking but Cilic choking was pretty bad


throwaway739299292

🗑🗑🤮🤮🤮 https://twitter.com/propswap/status/1567379295391158273?s=21&t=HWAvefcbh_jcxxyWur_nXg


rrezaie409

Imagine thinking he is good for the sport 🤡


RedDevil50

LOL at that caption


hojbjerfc

What a role model


Sea-Temperature9825

What a baby


Kooky-Athlete257

Y’all are virgins


Sea-Temperature9825

Cry harder


hojbjerfc

Dude just chill. Get some sleep. Touch some grass, talk to a girl, chill


Kooky-Athlete257

Talk to urs everyday


hojbjerfc

Good for you! She is a really great person and A positive influence on everyone she meets. Tomorrow i am sure she would talk with you about this clear self esteem crisis you are having


Kooky-Athlete257

She probably ugly


hojbjerfc

I thought you talked to her everyday?


WilderWildeWelles

You’re the mf simping for a dude who doesn’t know you


Kooky-Athlete257

I do know him


WilderWildeWelles

Then tell him he’s a choker


Kooky-Athlete257

Already did bruh


hojbjerfc

These semi’s are shaping up to be a casuals nightmare but Diehards dream. Love it


dannylenwinn

Exactly, that's it ! Probably boring for casuals (who only want to see Kyrgios, or Nadal), but regardless you have to see that most of these guys in the QFs going into SFs are young, and under 25 years age, with Rublev and Ruud around 23-24 years, Kyrgios and Khachanov around 26-27. That perspective makes a bit of a difference imo.


jeff_clax90

Couldn't have said it better!


Psychological_Bug676

I can’t wait for the Karen v Casper semis and shout “ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?” when they hit winners


Sea-Temperature9825

All six players left are so rootable. Imagine being a fan of one total player, or actively trying to dislike players, or thinking parity isn't good for the sport. This is awesome and I'll be thrilled for whoever wins this.


WilderWildeWelles

Oldest man left is Karen at 26. Exciting times ahead


hojbjerfc

The coping from the Kyrgiocels is so perfect


Lemurians

The irony of the same people complaining about Kyrgios being toxic flooding the thread with a constant stream hateful toxic messages. Take a look in the mirror


slash_s_everything

Hey someone had to wake the kyrg kucks up from their delusional fever dreams…we’re no Angels naturally


Waste-Worth-1047

He's a loser dude. He had no business losing this match and he did. He gave away so many points with either sheer stupidity or trying to get too cute.


skibbady-baps

Right. Too casual and cute in his first service game in the 5th.


Lemurians

He didn’t play his highest level, but this wasn’t a choke job. Khachanov just played fantastic and won that himself


Waste-Worth-1047

All those clumsy approaches to the net? The complete lack of effort to put a return on a lot of serves that were returnable? For whatever reason he was completely checked out.