This is a tough one to call. 23rd seed Kyrgios is in the form of his life, leading the ATP Tour on wins since the beginning of June as Wimbledon finalist and lifting the Washington silverware.
The 27-year-old lit up another night session on Friday, firing 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 onto the scoreboard against promising American wild card J.J. Wolf.
“At the US Open this is the furthest I’ve ever been so it’s a special year for me already, and hopefully I can keep it going,” stated a resurgent Kyrgios, improving to 34-9 in 2022.
“I definitely feel like the way I'm playing, the game plan and the success I had against him in Montreal, I definitely feel like I have a fighting chance. Not many players can say that right now, going in to play Medvedev at the US Open. I think it's going to be a fun battle.”
Medvedev echoed that sentiment.
“We are both quite electric. You never know what's going to happen in the future,” stated the top seed.
“I respect him for what he does. Even if sometimes people can criticise me or him. Nick is a little bit different from other tennis players sometimes on the court. That's his choice. That's his life. I'm not the one to judge. I feel a lot of respect for him.”