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First tournament victory since 2019: Kyrgios triumphs in Washington

Australian Nick Kyrgios won the final in Washington and was successful in an ATP tournament for the first time since 2019.

Washington finalists: Tournament winner Nick Kyrgios (right) and Yoshihito Nishioka.
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On Sunday (local time) Kyrgios defeated the Japanese qualifier Yoshihito Nishioka after two sets 6: 4, 6: 3. Kyrgios was also successful in doubles in Washington together with the American Jack Sock – for the fourth time in his career. Both defeated the French Open finalists Ivan Dodig/Austin Krajicek (Croatia/USA) 7:5, 6:4.

“My motivation is much bigger than it was. It’s a small window, I should use it,” said Kyrgios.

Kyrgios was in the final of this year’s Wimbledon Grand Slam tournament and was beaten by Novak Djokovic. The 63rd in the world rankings has repeatedly been noticed for his undisciplined behavior on the pitch: At this year’s tournament in Miami, the Australian was fined $35,000 after insulting the chair umpire and smashing his racket.

Kasatkina beats Rogers in San Jose

Daria Kasatkina celebrated her fifth triumph on the WTA tour. In the final in San Jose, the twelfth in the world rankings beat the American Shelby Rogers 6: 7 (2: 7), 6: 1, 6: 2 and thus pushed herself back into the top 10 of the ranking.

The 25-year-old Russian won her last tournament to date in St. Petersburg last year. In San Jose, Kasatkina knocked out Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina on the way to the title.

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