Nishioka had a dream week in the American capital to reach the final however he was unable to complete the cinderella story with a win. The first point of the match was won by the Japanese player who sliced a lefty forehand winner past Kyrgios. A couple of minutes later he would watch the score say 1-0 Kyrgios as the Aussie was able to break his serve.
That changed the trajectory of the match immediately as Kyrgios looked quite comfortable after that. Nishioka tried his best but he was largely unable to exert too much pressure. It was aggravating for him because Kyrgios did not serve that well hitting his first only 48 % of the time. The serve did enough as he saved a break point en route to a 6-4 finish.
Kyrgios ventured to the net a few times as well which was a new dimension to his game that Nishioka did not expect. The 2nd set opened with another early break for Kyrgios and his service improved as well. That was a perfect storm for him to cruise to a comfortable finish and he did.
The final score was 6-4 6-3 and it ended a 3-year drought for Kyrgios who last triumphed in Washington in 2019.