Nick Kyrgios won the longest match of his sports career on Saturday, 26, Jan 2023, defeating Russia’s Karen Khachanov with scores 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (6), 6-7 (7), 7-6 (10-8) at the Australian Open.
Nick Kyrgios won the longest game of his life on Saturday, subsequently explained all he was considering was”getting some food or something”
The normally outspoken Australian has been surprisingly speechless after beating Russia’s Karen Khachanov 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (6), 6-7 (7), 7-6 (10-8) in his house Australian Open, stating from the on-court post-match interview: “I do not know what to say at the moment. That was crazy.”
The five-set play at Melbourne Arena, that reached almost four and a half an hour and has been riddled with unruly fan behavior such as a brawl before the game even began, watched the 24-year-old shoot the first pair despite suffering with a left buttock accident, only to endure another injury – now with his hands – at the fourth.
He also received a time breach after he would not allow the ball child to touch his towel since he had been bleeding, then shouted at the umpire: “Are you dumb? Would you not find? Do your work!” Prior to going on to eliminate the set.
Finally, Kyrgios won the set with missed match points at the fourth and third sets.
“That is just an epic guy, I do not even understand what is happening,” Kyrgios said following the game, again thanking his team along with the audience due to their vocal support during.
“Frankly, my legs feel roughly 40 kilos each,” he explained.
“That is definitely one of the best wins of my career, I presume. It was crazy. You guys are unreal.”
Kyrgios will now take on Rafael Nadal in the fourth round of this championship in the Rod Laver Arena on Monday, with confronted the Grand Slam winner seven days, winning on three occasions.
But, in relation to his forthcoming game, Kyrgios explained: “I am not thinking about that right now. I’m only thinking about my thighs, becoming in an ice bath and getting some food or something.”