Diriyah Tennis Cup, Cameron Norrie loss, highlights, outcomes, video

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Nick Kyrgios has predicted it is going to be enterprise as normal within the 2023 males’s grand slams with veteran stars Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal persevering with to dominate.

The enigmatic Australian – who had boasted he was “one of the best participant on the earth” – was knocked out of the Diriyah Tennis Cup singles draw by Cameron Norrie – 10-6, 10-6 in two tremendous tiebreak units in Saudi Arabia.

Kyrgios – who misplaced to Djokovic on this 12 months’s Wimbledon remaining – was then requested by reporters in Riyadh whether or not he thought there can be a brand new males’s grand slam singles champion subsequent 12 months.

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“I am gonna say no,” the 27-year-old stated.

“Rafa will win the French Open, Djokovic will most likely win Wimbledon – except I cease him, so I do not know.

“Djokovic is so dominant that except somebody actually elevates their stage on the Australian Open or US Open, I am unable to see him dropping. (Daniil) Medvedev may perhaps beat him.

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“Look I would like to win one – however, realistically, he is so dominant.”

His loss to Norrie – who additionally beat Stefanos Tsitsipas on day one – means Kyrgios will now deal with doubles for the rest of the event.

“Clearly, it wasn’t the end result I wished however all credit score to Cam, he simply performed strong and I made a number of too many errors – and within the tiebreak format, it is all the time onerous,” Kyrgios stated.

“I am not too mad about it. I really feel like I’ve given the followers a bit of little bit of Nick Kyrgios, which is OK, however hopefully the doubles will go a bit higher.”

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