Last tip for me today as I continue analysing ATP Rogers Cup for the match between Zverev and Kyrgios, two of the biggest player reguarding ATP Next Generation. I think that Nick Kyrgios is the favourite to win this one even if the german won last week in Washington.
Alexander Zverev, as I said before, won last week in Washington defeating Thompson, Sandgren, Medvedev, Nishikori and Anderson. He lost only a set in the whole tournament against Thompson. Yesterday, he played his first match here in Rogers Cup and he had big problems against Richard Gasquet. In fact, after winning the first set, he lost the 2nd going to a very dangerous decider. He was 5-4 40-0 serving for the match and he lost 5 points in a row!! Gasquet was incredible but Zverev was able to survive against the storm. In fact, when serving to remain the match, the german conceded 3 match points but he was able to save them. It's true that he showed some good fight but he maybe was a little bit tired...after that week in Washington played in a very high level, his level of tennis dropped a little bit and this can be an huge problem against Nick Kyrgios. Zverev is playing good but he never won against Kyrgios as he won only a set in the two meeting played (thanks to a tiebreak). I doubt that he will win this one.
Nick Kyrgios, on the other hand, was coming to this match in a terrible form with three retirements in a row. He said that he was struggling to find motivation to play and that he had tough times for personal facts but, as I said before, something seems to have changed in this tournament. He won against Troicki (conceding 3 games) and Lorenzi (conceding 5 games) in straight sets playing very focused and motivated. His serve was absolutely outstanding. He lost 4 points on his first serve in two matches!! On the other hand, he won about 63% of points with his second serve. This will be an huge key for today. Also, as results show, his responding game was absolutely incredible as well. If Kyrgios will be focused as happened in the previous matches, I see him clear favourite and he should win this one. Even in case of 3 sets, I see Kyrgios favourite.
These two players met 2 times. All of these matches were on hardcourts and Kyrgios won every single match (both this season). Odds for Kyrgios to win are very high and I will bet on him to win.
* - Odds correct at time of publication, and are subject to change.
- PickKyrgios to win
- Odds-115 10Bet
- Match result2-0 (-10.00)
Last 10 A. Zverev
|01.09.18||P. Kohlschreiber - A. Zverev||3-1||Us Op|
|30.08.18||N. Mahut - A. Zverev||0-3||Us Op|
|28.08.18||P. Polansky - A. Zverev||0-3||Us Op|
|15.08.18||A. Zverev - R. Haase||1-2||Cinci|
|10.08.18||S. Tsitsipas - A. Zverev||2-1||Toron|
|09.08.18||D. Medvedev - A. Zverev||0-2||Toron|
|08.08.18||B. Klahn - A. Zverev||0-2||Toron|
|05.08.18||A. Zverev - A. De Minaur||2-0||Washi|
|04.08.18||A. Zverev - S. Tsitsipas||2-0||Washi|
|03.08.18||A. Zverev - K. Nishikori||2-1||Washi|
Last 10 N. Kyrgios
|01.09.18||N. Kyrgios - R. Federer||0-3||Us Op|
|30.08.18||N. Kyrgios - P. Herbert||3-1||Us Op|
|28.08.18||N. Kyrgios - R. Albot||3-1||Us Op|
|17.08.18||N. Kyrgios - J. Del Potro||1-2||Cinci|
|15.08.18||N. Kyrgios - B. Coric||2-1||Cinci|
|14.08.18||N. Kyrgios - D. Kudla||2-1||Cinci|
|07.08.18||S. Wawrinka - N. Kyrgios||2-1||Toron|
|01.08.18||J. Duckworth - N. Kyrgios||Washi|
|28.07.18||C. Norrie - N. Kyrgios||Atlan|
|26.07.18||N. Rubin - N. Kyrgios||0-2||Atlan|