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Nick Kyrgios beats Daniil Medvedev score, highlights, reaction, tribute to sick mother Norlaila

Nick Kyrgios has paid tribute to his mother in hospital after continuing his impressive form by defeating world No. 1 Daniil Medvedev at the ATP Montreal Masters.

Kyrgios was twice broken in the final as he battled back to beat Russian Medvedev 6-7 (2-7), 6-4 6-2 in the second round – an upset in his second career since ambushing Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon. 2014.

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After the win, Kyrgios wrote on camera in a message to his mother, Norlayla, who was ill in the hospital: “Cheer up ma.” Before Kyrgios’ win, Medvedev talked about his parents’ health and the challenges of being away from family.

“It’s very difficult because I’m traveling now, my mother is currently in the hospital, my father is not very well, my brother has just given birth and I can’t be with my family when normal people need me. Be with them,” Kyrgos said.

“Being from Australia, it’s very difficult because we can’t travel back and forth. There’s a lot of things people don’t see. They only see me win, lose, throw a racket, do those things. The challenges I face or the problems people on tour face, what’s going on in their personal lives. They don’t really understand what it is.

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Kyrgios delivered his usual on-court speech against Medvedev, complaining about his high ball, hitting the ball into the stands and warning and arguing in the player’s box in moments of stress.

But after amassing his impressive fortune, the 27-year-old was ranked 37th in exactly two hours.

“This is our fourth meeting and we know each other well,” Kyrgios said. “I don’t go in to see the stage, just the person in front of me.

“Today I had a pure intention — serve more and volley and execute better.

“Hopefully I can keep this rolling and win. Medvedev is a machine — number one for a reason.

Kyrgios beat compatriot Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (7-4) 7-5 to set up an all-Aussie clash with Alex de Minaur.

Both players won titles over the weekend, Kyrgios at the Washington 500 on Sunday and Medvedev at Los Cabos, Mexico on Saturday.

Kyrgios has won 14 of his last 15 matches to improve to 29-7 for 2022. Medvedev lost for the 11th time in 2022, but in the final in Los Cabos — where he won his first title of the season — it was him. He is certain to take the number one ranking into his US Open title defense later this month.

The tournament was banned from Wimbledon due to the exclusion of Russian and Belarusian players during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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