Australia’s Nick Kyrgios has claimed another title in Washington to go with his title won in 2019.
Kyrgios didn’t drop serve all tournament in a display that will have others worried about facing him at the US Open.
Kyrgios has been a model of consistency in 2022 having reached the semifinals in five of six tournaments since the Houston tournament in April.
The one time he failed to reach a semi was in Mallorca when he withdrew due to an injury.
Against Yoshihito Nishioka, Kyrgios faced just one break point while converting on three from five against his Japanese opponent. Kyrgios taking the match 6-4, 6-3.
12 Aces were fired down by the Australian as he hit 27 winners to 10 and he had 16 unforced errors to 10 from Nishioka.
The match lasted 1 hour 21 minutes.
“It’s very emotional for me,” Kyrgios said. “To see where I was at last year to now, it’s just an incredible transformation.
“I’ve been in some really dark places and been able to turn it around. There are so many people who have helped me get there, but within myself, I’ve shown some serious strength just to continue, persevere and get through all those times to still be able to perform and win tournaments like this one.”
“I came out with great energy and I knew I had experience on my side today,” Kyrgios said. “I love this court, I’ve played so many good matches here. I’m just really, really happy with myself.”
Kyrgios is also in the doubles final with Jack Sock and he is aiming to be the first man in the 53-year history of the tournament to win both titles in the same year.