Nick Kyrgios was at his absolutely best in Rome when he defeated Daniil Medvedev offering all sort of quirks to the spectators.
The Australian started the contest with an underarm serve that got Medvedev completely off guard and then he ended the match with a statement after he executed the so-called “perfect game” following 4 consecutive aces. Eventually, the world no.36 won the match 6-3 3-6 6-3.
Why the underarm serve. KYRGIOS
After the match, Nick revealed
“I was joking with Tiafoe before the game saying I was going to do an underarm serve with the first shot and see what happens.
When it worked it encouraged me to keep doing it. It was a lot of fun. I think it is a good tactic against people like him. He needs rhythm and I didn’t give him rhythm today.”
Nick will face the world no.7 Casper Ruud in the 2nd round for the first time. More underarm serves might be on the way.