Watch: Nick Kyrgios' Stunned Reaction As Ball Bounces Twice On Net During Montreal Master Quarter-final vs Hubert Hurkacz
Nick Kyrgios lost 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (7/5), 1-6 to Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-final of the ATP Montreal Masters.
Nick Kyrgios' nine-match winning streak came to an end on Friday with a three-set quarter-final loss to Hubert Hurkacz at the ATP Montreal Masters. The Australian lost 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (7/5), 1-6 to Hurkacz of Poland. In the tie-breaker of the second set, Kyrgios gave an epic reaction after playing a drop shot to perfection. His reaction, after playing the shot, has gone viral on social media. He eventually went on to win the tie-breaker 7-6 (7/5).
Watch Nick Kyrgios' epic reaction here:
Hubert Hurkacz overcame 53 winners from Kyrgios to beat the Australian in three sets at the ATP Montreal Masters. The Polish eighth seed managed 43 winners of his own in a rapid-fire triumph that put him into his fourth semi-final at the Masters level. Hurkacz will next face Norway's fourth-seeded Casper Ruud, who crushed home hope Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-1, 6-2, in 74 minutes.
"I was just running on fumes a bit towards the end," Kyrgios said after the match as quoted by AFP.
"That's normal. "But I feel good, feel confident. I've got three or four days of rest until Cincinnati. I'm going to use that, really capitalize and just rest and recover."
The pair hit a combined 39 aces, with Hurkacz striking 20 of them.
"Over the last two months, Nick has been playing incredibly," Hurkacz said.
"Today was a really tough match. Battling against him, it's very challenging, but it's also fun.
"Nick is a super opponent. He can make every single shot. He doesn't really have that many weaknesses, if any. I was just trying to serve good and stay aggressive."
(With AFP inputs)