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Alexander Zverev vs Nick Kyrgios - 3/2/19 ATP Tour - Mexican Open Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Australian tennis player, Nick Kyrgios has made it into the final of the 2019 ATP Mexican Open where he will face the number 2 seed, Alexander Zverev from Germany.

It has been an exceptional tournament for Nick Kyrgios as he has beaten the likes of Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka. In the previous round, Kyrgios beat John Isner. It was a very close match which lasted 3 sets with all of the sets being decided by tiebreakers. During the win, Nick Kyrgios served exceptionally well as he won over 105 service points. Nick Kyrgios hit 25 aces and won 94% of his service games to establish a solid performance. It is important to note that Nick Kyrgios struggled while receiving as he only broke Isner’s serve on 1 occasion in the entire match.

On the other side of the coin, Alexander Zverev had an easier semifinal match as he beat Cameron Norrie in straight sets. It was a clinical performance by Zverev as he won 91% of his service games and broke his opponent’s serve twice to set up an easy win. Zverev has been in exceptional form in Mexico as he has not lost a single set in the entire tournament. Alexander Zverev has only lost 1 match in 2019 and is looking in supreme form as he heads into this final.

Alexander Zverev and Nick Kyrgios have played each other 6 times in the past with both players winning on 3 occasions. The most recent match between these two players was in 2018 at the Miami Masters where Alexander Zverev won in straight sets.

As far as this match is concerned, I am going to pick Alexander Zverev to win. Zverev is a stronger player and has been in better form over the past few months. Zverev is running hot since his ATP Finals win last season and I see him continuing his form and winning this tournament.

Pick:
Alexander Zverev

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