Nick Kyrgios vs Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Gerry Weber (Halle).
In the second round of the tournament in Halle, Stefanos Tsitsipas' opponent will be Australian Nick Kyrgios, the 65th ranked player in the world. The guys have crossed each other three times, and despite the current status of the opponents, the advantage is on Nick's side 2-1.Get Your Welcome Bonus!
Nick Kyrgios current form
For Nick Kyrgios, the Halle tournament is his second grass tournament of the season. The Australian played in Stuttgart last week and reached the semifinals, knocking out Lehecka, Basilashvili, and Fucsovics, but lost to Andy Murray in two games. Kyrgios was stronger than Altmaier in the Halle's first round of the tournament. The Australian and the German match was close to one hour and 12 minutes; Nick won 6-3, 7-5. The Aussie served eight aces and three doubles, winning 87% of his first serve points and 59% of his second serve points. On the receiving end, Kyrgios won 21% on the first serve and 42% on the second serve.
Stefanos Tsitsipas current form
Kyrgios and Tsitsipas might have met in the semifinals of the Stuttgart tournament had Tsitsipas not lost in the third round to Andy Murray in two sets. The Greek had knocked Stricker of Switzerland out of the draw before losing to the Brit. Stefanos started in Halle against Bonzi, which was not an easy game for the Greek as we expected. Tsitsipas won the first game on a tiebreak but lost the second game 1-6. The third set was longer than the second, and the Greek won it 6-3. Tsitsipas served 14 doubles and three doubles serves, winning 74% of his first serve points and 53% of his second serve points. The Greek won 18% points on the first serve and 51% on the second serve on receptions.
Kyrgios and Tsitsipas have played each other three times, and all of their head-to-head meetings have been on hard court. In 2019 at the Washington tournament, the Australian prevailed in three games. Then in 2020, at the ATP Cup, the Aussie solidified his advantage with a three-game win. A year and a half later, in September 2021, Tsitsipas took revenge in a two-set match at the Laver Cup.
Expert Betting Tips
Despite his status, Nick Kyrgios is quoted as the favorite for the upcoming game, which we agree with. The grass is not the Greek's favorite surface. This is obvious from Tsitsipas' results at the start of the grass season. Kyrgios, on the other hand, feels quite comfortable on the grass, and the Australian likes to beat the top players very much. We think that Kyrgios will move up the rankings, but the Greek will put up a good fight, and it won't be a quick match. Here are the betting variants for this match:
- W1 for 1.54;
- W1+Total Over (22.5) for 2.36;
- Correct score 2:1 for 4.04.
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