Australian tennis player, Nick Kyrgios has made it into the third round of the 2019 ATP Miami Open in Florida. At this stage of the tournament, Nick Kyrgios will play against Dušan Lajović from Serbia.
Dušan Lajović caused a major upset in the previous round as he beat the number 5 seed, Kei Nishikori. It was a close match where Dušan Lajović lost the opening set but fought back well to win the final 2 sets and eliminate Nishikori. During the win, Lajović received serve exceptionally well as he won 44% of his return points which allowed him to break Kei Nishikori’s serve on 5 occasions. This match is expected to be another challenge for Dušan Lajović but considering his recent win, the Serb will be confident that he can produce another upset.
On the other side of the coin, Nick Kyrgios won his previous match in straight sets. It was a comfortable win for Kyrgios as he won all of his service games and broke his opponent’s serve on 2 occasions. Nick Kyrgios enters this match in supreme form as he recently won the Mexican Open where he beat Stan Wawrinka, John Isner and Rafael Nadal. Kyrgios is looking in very good form and which will make him very hard to beat in this match.
Dušan Lajović and Nick Kyrgios have played once in the past with Kyrgios winning that match. The match was played at this tournament last season where Nick Kyrgios won in straight sets.
As far as this match is concerned, I am going to pick Nick Kyrgios to win. Kyrgios is in very good form after his Mexican Open win and he seems to be playing with a lot of confidence. Kyrgios beat Dušan Lajović 12 months ago and I see him repeating that result in this match.