US Open 2022
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (New York)
Round of 64
On Thursday, September 1, Australia's Nick Kyrgios will face Benjamin Bonzi in the second round of the 2022 US Open.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
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In the first round of the tournament, Nick Kyrgios faced his closest buddy Thanasi Kokkinakis and won in straight sets. It was a tough match, as Kyrgios dominated with over 40 wins and over ten aces.
Because of his excellent run coming up to New York, the Australian is largely regarded as a dark horse prospect. It will come down to motivation, as he shown at Wimbledon that he is capable of competing in a grand slam final.
The most astounding aspect of Kyrgios' victory was that he didn't face a single break point during the match, and such a level will be extremely difficult to replicate if he can maintain it against other players.
Up next is a player who doesn't think much, and such a match may rapidly turn insane, but the Aussie will have the advantage if he stays concentrated.
In round one, Benjamin Bonzi met compatriot Ugo Humbert, who he narrowly defeated in five sets. Humbert came in New York in fine shape, but lost the opening two sets to his compatriot. He fought back to force a decision, but Bonzi escaped.
It was a highly competitive et, but Bonzi took a lot of chances with his serve. Despite being a very excellent server, he battled with his placement throughout the match, generating in nearly twice as many double faults as aces. That seldom occurs, but his in-game positioning was considerably superior.
In his 9 ace and 15 double fault attempts, Bonzi had 45 wins and 36 unforced mistakes. Humbert was extremely aggressive, resulting in more victories but also more errors.
Bonzi will face a similar effort from Kyrgios, so this was a good practise match.
Expert Betting Tips
Kyrgios will be favoured in this match because he does everything Bonzi does, but better. In round one, the French player shown some vulnerability, which I anticipate Nick to exploit.
- Total Under 36 for 1.84
- Handiсap Nick Kyrgios (-6) for 1.84
- Individual Total 2 Under 15.5 for 1.83