US Open live updates: Nick Kyrgios faces Karen Khachanov in quarter-final at Flushing Meadows

Without desirous to get too far forward of ourselves, fifth-seeded Casper Ruud awaits in the semi-finals after a decisive 6-1, 6-4, 7-6(7/4) win over Italy’s Matteo Berrettini.

Media” class=”_3gm1o”>Casper Ruud extends both arms in celebration at the US Open.

Casper Ruud has had a breakout 2022.(AP)

The 23-year-old Norwegian has had a breakout yr much like Kyrgios, reaching his first main remaining at the French Open, the place he was summarily overwhelmed by Rafael Nadal.

Ruud, who may find yourself as world primary after this event, has a historical past with Kyrgios.

He referred to as the Aussie an “idiot” after Kyrgios by way of a chair onto the court docket throughout a match at the Italian Open in 2019, with Kyrgios responding by calling Ruud “boring af”.

Kyrgios beat him in straight units at Indian Wells earlier this yr and stated into the digital camera “I hear not talking now. F***ing none”.

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But Ruud stated after his quarter-final win, whereas they don’t seem to be quick mates, a tentative peace had been reached between the pair and applauded Kyrgios for his performances this yr, getting him again the place he belongs, close to the highest of the game.

“There is not that much of a relationship. We didn’t say hi in the locker room at first but we do know, so it’s better,” Ruud stated.

“There was a time where it was a bit tense after things were said back and forth. He actually came to me in Laver Cup last year and congratulated me when I won my match, which was nice.

“It’s simpler now and issues have been forgotten. Things have been stated however there isn’t any have to dwell on the previous.

“You never know what’s gonna come out of his racquet or his mouth.”

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