US Open 2018 - Alexander Zverev's Grand Slam woes continue in NY

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Kyrgios is a big talent, but tends to only turn up on occasion, and he never really seemed like a serious threat to Federer this time around.

Roger Federer taunted Nick Kyrgios for his shot-making audacity after delivering a tennis masterclass to send the flashy Australian packing from the US Open in NY. Zverev still has never made the fourth round in visits to NY after being beaten 6-7 (1), 6-4, 6-1, 6-3 by Philipp Kohlschreiber in an all-German matchup, while Joao Sousa defeated Pouille 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5).

Mohamed Lahyani has been embroiled in controversy since he got out of his chair to give Kyrgios a pep talk in the previous.

Nick Kyrgios views Roger Federer as the "ultimate role model" to anyone who harbours ambitions of playing tennis and admits he should "take a leaf out of his book", while he admitted he's open to the possibility of adding a mentor figure to his team going forwards.

We admit: We also didn't know you could shoot the ball around the net.


"The way he behaves on court, his demeanour".

Vondrousova, through to a Grand Slam third round for the first time, will play Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko, who defeated Czech Katerina Siniakova 6-4, 6-0 after taking out Wozniacki in the second round.

Saturday's defeat left Kyrgios still unable to improve on his best Grand Slam performances - runs to the quarter-finals at Wimbledon in 2014 and last-eight in Australia in 2015.

"Incredible fighting spirit", Cilic said of de Minaur after the young Aussie kept him on court until 2.22 am (0622 GMT) Sunday morning - the second-latest finish in US Open history.

Kyrgios, on the other hand, is a ticking time bomb ready to go off at any moment, all power and furry one minute, disinterested clown the next.


"I was trying to tell him that the shot wasn't that good!"

'The way he behaves on court, you know, his demeanour, I could definitely take away. "I would pick up balls for him back then", the 29-year-old said ahead of Monday's showdown. I have barely done anything. "Against Roger, you're not going to get many".

Kerber, the 2016 US Open victor tying to become the third woman in the last 20 years to win both Wimbledon and the US Open in the same season, was bundled out by Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.

USA legend John McEnroe suggested the Swiss could perform a powerful mentoring role for the combustible Kyrgios. As well as Federer neutralized his game, the 6-foot-4 Kyrgios said he might be able to learn something from Saturday.

"Any opportunity to hit with the great man, I would take". But Federer came back to put the game at deuce when Kyrgios hit one into the net. "Clearly when you play that way and you lose, it's always, like, you feel like he's so much to blame, but that's just how he plays", said Federer.


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