Nick Kyrgios got fancy during a first-round match with Andy Murray at the U.S. Open.
Nick Kyrgios got fancy at the U.S. Open during a first-round clash with Andy Murray.
Early in the match, the oft-controversial yet undeniably talented Kyrgios flashed some improbable skill, hitting a between-the-legs return shot deep on his own baseline that he followed up with a scintillating point-winning forehand that Murray had no hope of reaching.
Below are a couple different angles of his shot, which is crazier considering he was dropping back on the ball. But in the grander scheme it mattered little, as Murray won the first set 7-5.
Despite all that degree of difficulty, he then whiffed on an easy overhead smash.
After the first set, Kyrgios even found time for a quick nap.
And, tempers flared.
- Jeremy Woo