‘Will look like an idiot’: Nick Kyrgios opens with a ‘bone-headed’ shot against Daniil Medvedev

‘I’ll look like an idiot’: Nick Kyrgios opens with a ‘bone-headed’ shot against Daniil Medvedev, while the Aussie insists he thought he was allowed to run into his opponent’s half of the court to play the ball

  • Nick Kyrgios defeated world No. 1 Daniil Medvedev 7-6 (13-11) 3-6 6-3 6-2
  • The Australian lost a point in bizarre circumstances when he ran across the net line
  • He played a shot out of Medvedev’s half of the pitch and celebrated
  • After the match, Kyrgios insisted he thought the shot was legal

Nick Kyrgios has admitted he “might look like an idiot” after losing a point in bizarre circumstances in his win over Daniil Medvedev at the US Open.

The Aussie advanced to the quarterfinals in Flushing Meadows by defeating world No. 1 and reigning US Open champion 7-6 (13-11) 3-6 6-3 6-2.

In typical Kyrgios fashion, there was plenty of drama at Arthur Ashe Stadium. The 27-year-old argued with a referee, produced some stunning shots and berated his coaching box.

Nick Kyrgios lost a point to Daniil Medvedev in bizarre circumstances on Sunday

Nick Kyrgios lost a point to Daniil Medvedev in bizarre circumstances on Sunday

Kyrgios also managed to drop a point by playing an illegal shot which he described as ‘bone-headed’.

In the second game of the third set, the Australian ran well past the net line and onto Medvedev’s side of the court to hit a ball.

Kyrgios trotted past his opponent, who cheered to the amazement of the crowd, while Medvedev and the referee both looked a bit confused.

“I still can’t believe what a stupid game I made over here, I thought that was legal to be honest, that’s going to be all over the place [ESPN show] SportsCenter, so I’m going to look like an idiot,” Kyrgios said in his post-match press conference.

The Aussie ran across the net line to play a shot from inside his opponent's half of the court

The Aussie ran across the net line to play a shot from inside his opponent’s half of the court

The Australian reached a maiden Grand Slam final in July, losing in four sets to Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon and has a chance to go all the way at Flushing Meadows.

Kyrgios’ confidence is growing and after beating world No. 1 he admitted he was very happy with his recent performances.

“It was a great game, obviously Daniil is the defending champion, there’s a lot of pressure on his shoulders,” he said.

“But I’ve played fantastic the last few months but what a place to do that, a full house in New York.”

The shot was ruled illegal, so Kyrgios had to admit it was a'bone-headed' game

The shot was ruled illegal, so Kyrgios had to admit it was a ‘bone-headed’ game

The Aussie has become the first player since 1987 to defeat the world’s top-ranked player twice in the same year and admitted he enjoyed the role of giant killer.

“I feel like there was another message tonight that rankings don’t matter,” he said.

“I see the #1 next to his name and the 23 next to mine. That doesn’t change anything for me.

“I don’t care if I’m seeded or not. It’s nice, otherwise I might draw him in the first round. You know what I mean? The rankings, I mean, I don’t think they mean anything.’

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