"Every game here is special". He admitted he played great against Kyrgios, but he needs to play even better to beat Nadal.
"Sam is playing great, beating Goffin and Thiem".
Earlier on in the day Spanish star, Nadal, routed to victory over Cilic, 6-1 6-2 as he sealed a place in the final against Querrey.
The American surprised everyone with a tremendous first service that Nadal did not know how to respond. The Spaniard leads the series against Cilic 3-1, but they haven't played since the Basel quarterfinals in 2015, when Nadal won 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. It's a big match.
"My confidence is good and I hope to fight at the Masters in Indian Wells and Miami".
Johnson was injured in his match against his countryman Ernesto Escobedo late Wednesday.
Querrey hit 19 aces as he claimed a 6-3 7-6 (7-3) victory to land a ninth career title and become the first American champion in the history of the event.
Querrey is no stranger to upsets as he's ousted three seeds to reach a deserved final in Acapulco.
The American's fierce serve and power from deep in the court proved too much for Nadal to handle, but the Spaniard was keen to look to the positives as he continues his return from a wrist injury.
Djokovic, 29, was the top seed at the tournament but was seen off in straight sets by Australian Kyrgios, who produced the best performance of his career.
Kyrgios blasted 16 aces in the first set to beat Djokovic in his first match against the second-best player in the world.
"I'm ecstatic", Querrey said. "I was a little bit nervous because I'm sure the crowd was rooting for Novak". They wouldn't meet again for nearly eight years until last year's third round encounter on the clay courts at the Caja Magica in Madrid with Nadal easing past Querrey, 6-4, 6-2.