Wednesday, September 7, 2022

New York, New York, USA

Nick Kyrgios

Press Conference


7-5, 4-6, 7-5, 6-7, 6-4

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. Can you talk about your emotions, feelings, playing that match.

NICK KYRGIOS: Yeah, just came out flat. Physically didn't feel great. Then I ended upped feeling great towards the end of the match.

I'm obviously devastated. But all credit to Karen. He's a fighter. He's a warrior. I thought he served really good today. Honestly probably the best server I played this tournament, to be honest, the way he was hitting his spots under pressure.

He just played the big points well. Really wasn't anything in it. I'm just devastated obviously. Just feel like it was either winning it all or nothing at all, to be honest. I feel like I've just failed at this event right now. That's what it feels like.

Q. Anything that could be done to stop the crowd shouting out during matches?

NICK KYRGIOS: I don't care about that right now. I just don't care.

Q. The injury, what happened there?

NICK KYRGIOS: Yeah, just knee sore. Obviously I've been playing a lot of tennis the last couple months. Just came out, the court was a little bit...

I just split-stepped and just tweaked it a little bit. Ended up feeling fine. I got some Deep Heat on it. Everyone is carrying a bit of a niggle right now. Nothing major.

Yeah, I mean, I didn't end up feeling it towards the third, fourth and fifth. I felt great physically. At the end of the match, honestly I felt fine. Just mentally distraught.

Q. Is that your season done now or might you play another tournament somewhere?

NICK KYRGIOS: Honestly I don't even really care about any other tournament. Like, I feel like at the Grand Slams, now having success at a Grand Slam, it's just like no other tournament really matters.

It's like you get better, you get worse, then at a Grand Slam none of it matters. You either win or lose. People don't really care if you got better on the day or you lost 4 in the fifth or played one of the best matches of the tournament. You lost, so...

That's all people remember at a Grand Slam, whether you win or you lose. I think pretty much every other tournament during the year is a waste of time really. You should just run up and show up at a Grand Slam. That's what you're remembered by.

Q. Now you have an idea of what you're capable of in slams, are defeats more difficult to take?

NICK KYRGIOS: Sorry? I didn't hear your question. My bad.

Q. Now that you have an idea of what you're capable of, Wimbledon, Medvedev, do defeats like this hurt more?

NICK KYRGIOS: Yeah. I mean, yeah, they do. I honestly feel like shit. I feel like I've let so many people down. I just don't know. I feel like I'm playing Tokyo and stuff.

But, like, I feel like these four tournaments are the only ones that ever are going to matter. It's just like you got to start it all again. I have to wait till Australian Open.

It's just devastating. Like, it's heartbreaking. Not just for me, but for everyone that I know that wants me to win.

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