Nishioka vs Kyrgios: prediction for the Citi Open match
Yoshihito Nishioka 's performance at the current Citi Open has been very impressive. Earlier this year, the Japanese tennis player delivered good results only at challengers, but here in Washington he managed to overcome such difficult opponents as Jenson Brooksby, Alex De Minaur, Karen Khachanov, Daniel Evans and even the World №8 Andrey Rublev.
For Nick Kyrgios, this is a second final in a row. His previous appearance was at Wimbledon, where the Australian reached the final for the first time in his career. At the grass-court major, he lost to Novak Djokovic in four sets. In Washington, Kyrgios defeated Marcos Giron, Tommy Paul, Reilly Opelka, Frances Tiafoe, and Mikael Ymer to reach the final.
Nishioka played 4 tie-breaks in the last 5 matches.
In 3 of Kyrgios' last 5 matches, more than 9 games were played in the first set.
The Australian player has defeated Nishioka four times, including two matches on hard courts. We don't see why Kyrgios would lose tonight and will be betting on his confident victory.
Our prediction - handicap (-4) to Kyrgios
The previous meeting between the opponents ended in two sets, and we think that the upcoming match, too, will be over quickly. Kyrgios is on top form and will use his big serve and forehand to win the final match. Take the under.
Second prediction - total under 22 games