Kyrgios claims second ATP title of the year in Washington

Nick Kyrgios has claimed his second ATP 500 series title of the year after beating Daniil Medvedev in the final of the Washington Open.

The Australian fired 18 aces during his 7-6 (8-6) 7-6 (7-4) victory over the Russian third seed, earning himself $365,390 ($A537,830) in the process.

But more importantly he will rise 25 spots to world No.27 when the rankings are updated on Monday and is in line for a seeding at the US Open later this month.


Kyrgios said the tournament has been one of his most memorable.

“It’s amazing. Where I was six months ago, some of the things I was doing, to respond like this having incredible support, it’s amazing,” he told Amazon Prime.

“I’ve proved to myself and a lot of people that have backed me that I still have it.

“It’s been one of the best weeks of my life from a tennis perspective.”