Sijsling vs. Kyrgios
|Date & Time||Tuesday May 24, 2016, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
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Nick Kyrgios and Igor Sijsling square off in the second round of the 2016 French Open.
Nick Kyrgios is coming off a straight sets win over Marco Cecchinato that took 36 games to decide. Kyrgios didn't have the cleanest first round matchup as the first two sets needed tiebreaks, but he dug deep when it mattered most and was able to make the big shots to win this match. Kyrgios looks focused this season and has now won 12 of his last 16 matches overall. If Kyrgios can continue to be dialed in and not give points away, he could eventually be a top-10 player at the end of this season. Kyrgios has been eliminated in the second round of a grand slam twice in his career.
Igor Sijsling is coming off a straight sets win over Adrian Ungur that took 28 games to decide. Sijsling dominated his match losing just three games in the first two sets, so he should be rested and confident heading into this contest. Sijsling has now won nine of his last 13 matches when you include qualifying and is trying to slowly climb into the top-100 rankings. It wasn’t that long ago when Sijsling was a top-50 player, but it’s been awhile since he’s had any real success or been able to compete with an above-average player. Still, Sijsling has nothing to lose heading into this match. Sijsling has made it out of the second round of a grand slam once in his career, which was the 2013 Wimbledon.
This will be the first time these two meet on the tennis court.
Kyrgios has the potential to be the surprise deep run this tournament, as his new attitude and focus has him playing some of his most consistent tennis. He should have no problem winning here against a guy who is struggling to get back to where he was a couple of years ago.
Give me Kyrgios in straight sets.