Daniil Medvedev vs. Nick Kyrgios
|Date & Time||Sunday August 4, 2019, 5:00 PM (EDT)|
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Nick Kyrgios and Daniil Medvedev meet in the final of the 2019 tennis Citi Open.
Nick Kyrgios is coming off a three sets win over Stefanos Tsitsipas that took 32 games to decide. In the victory, Kyrgios won 83 percent of his first serve points and 48 percent of his second serve points. Kyrgios won 70 percent of his total service points and converted on two of his three break points. Kyrgios got 64 percent of his first serves in play, saved six of his eight break points and hit 19 aces. Kyrgios continues to pile up the free points with his serve and has now won six of his last nine matches that have gone the distance. Kyrgios looks to win his second title of the year and his sixth title of his career. Kyrgios is 5-2 in career final appearances on hard court. Kyrgios has won seven of his last eight matches on hard court.
Daniil Medvedev is coming off a straight sets win over Peter Gojowczyk that took 16 games to decide. In the victory, Medvedev won 78 percent of his first serve points and 63 percent of his second serve points. Medvedev won 72 percent of his total service points and converted on five of his five break points. Medvedev got 63 percent of his first serves in play, saved two of his three break points and hit seven aces. Medvedev has yet to drop a set this tournament and eight of his last 11 victories overall have been decided in straight sets. Medvedev looks to win his second title of the year and his fifth title of his career. Medvedev is 4-2 in career final appearances on hard court. Medvedev has won seven of his last nine matches on hard court.
These two played once, which was this year in Rome, a match Kyrgios won in three sets and 27 games.
You can make a case for either of these players and it’s still hard to trust Kyrgios given his background, but the Aussie is playing the better tennis entering this tournament. It’s so hard to beat somebody who is hitting their spots consistently and getting so many free points with their serve, and that’s what Kyrgios has done all tournament. As long as Kyrgios stays locked in and doesn’t allow something small to throw the match, he should serve his way to victory.
I like Kyrgios to win Washington.