Kyrgios vs Medvedev: prediction for the Australian Open match
Nick Kyrgios and Daniil Medvedev face off in the second round match of the Australian Open. What to expect from this meeting? Our answer is in the prediction below.
Nick Kyrgios easily outplayed Liam Broady in three sets in his opening match of the major (6-4, 6-4, 6-3). The Australian tennis player was interacting with the crowd and performing tricks, which included underarm tweener serves among others. Kyrgios is in great shape and can create problems for second seed Daniil Medvedev in the upcoming match.
Daniil Medvedev also confidently won his opener, even though he didn't put up the same type of show as Kyrgios. The Russian closed Henri Laaksonen in three sets (6-1, 6-4, 7-6). In the third set, however, the athletes played a tie-break. Medvedev was the runner-up of last year's Australian Open. In the final match, he lost to Novak Djokovic (5-7, 2-6, 2-6).
Kyrgios played only one tie-break in his last 5 matches.
In 3 of Medvedev's last 5 matches, no more than 9 games were played in the first set.
Medvedev often experiences problems against attacking players, and Kyrgios is exactly the man who can beat the Russian. The Australian player confidently leads the head-to-head at 2-0, and he will definitely get the crowd behind him today. We are in for a long duel.
Our prediction - total over 35 games
This definitely won't be a pleasure cruise for Medvedev, even though he is used to playing against the stands. But the Australian Open is pretty much the only tournament, where Kyrgios tries to give his best. We suggest betting on the Australian with a positive handicap.
Second bet - handicap (+6) to Kyrgios