Nick Kyrgios snubs himself and Rafael Nadal when making US Open winner prediction

Kyrgios won his first title since 2019 by capturing the Citi Open trophy for the second time and ater a quarter final appearance in Canada, he is no doubt a massive threat heading into Flushing Meadows. The world number 26 took to Instagram on Monday to state his opinion on the man who will triumph in New York this year.

Eurosport posted a picture of 10 players, including Kyrgios and four-time US Open winner Rafael Nadal, and asked users to pick their winner. The 27-year-old opted to go for Spanish teen sensation Carlos Alcaraz, who has enjoyed a breakout year on the ATP Tour.

He has captured four titles in 2022 and secured wins over compatriot Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas. One player featured on the Eurosport graphic was Alexander Zverev, but this evening it was announced the German had withdrawn from the tournament due to an ankle injury.

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