Andy Murray's ex-coach weighs in on Nick Kyrgios saying he 'let people down'
Jamie Delgado says Nick Kyrgios didn't let his people down since he did his absolute best and left it all out there before falling short to Karen Khachanov. After suffering a five-set defeat to Khachanov in the US Open quarterfinal, Kyrgios was extremely disappointed. The Australian said he felt "like s---" and added he felt like he "let so many people down." After beating first-seeded Daniil Medvedev in the round-of-16, Kyrgios was definitely the favorite to beat Khachanov and reach the US Open semifinal for the first time in his career. But Khachanov came to play and upset Kyrgios 7-5 4-6 7-5 6-7 (3) 6-4. Delgado, who worked with Andy Murray and Denis Shapovalov, felt Kyrgios definitely didn't let anyone down with his performances in New York. “I saw that and felt a bit sorry for him. He will feel that way, but he has not let his team down,” Delgado told Tennis365. “All you want as a team member is for the player to prepare the best they can and go out there and leave it all out there. He obviously felt the pressure that he had to win. I’m sure his family will want to see him out there competing and enjoying it. If you lose, you haven’t let anyone down.” The comments Kyrgios made after exiting the US Open. "I honestly feel like s--t. I feel like I've let so many people down. I feel like these four tournaments are the only ones that ever are going to matter. It's just like you got to start it all again. I have to wait till Australian Open. It's just devastating. Like, it's heartbreaking. Not just for me, but for everyone that I know that wants me to win," Kyrgios said. Kyrgios maybe didn't win the US Open, but this summer was a great one for him. After reaching his first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon, Kyrgios made another deep run at the US Open. Kyrgios has now returned to Australia, where he is resting and spending some time with his family and friends.