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Nick Kyrgios vs. Marco Cecchinato 2016 French Open Pick, Odds, Prediction

Cecchinato vs. Kyrgios
Date & Time Monday May 23, 2016, 9:00 PM (EDT)
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Nick Kyrgios and Marco Cecchinato square off in the first round of the 2016 French Open.

Nick Kyrgios enters this tournament with some serious consistency under his belt, as he’s won 10 of his last 14 matches and won his first career title in the Open 13 back in February. Kyrgios looks to be more focused as of late and has five victories over top-10 players this season. Kyrgios is having less brain farts on the tennis court and seems more engaged in winning matches rather than entertaining the crowd or making a scene. In this form and with his talent, Kyrgios has a chance to make a deep run this tournament if he’s able to keep it up. Kyrgios has lost in the first round of a grand slam three times in his career. Kyrgios is 3-3 in his career in the French Open.

Marco Cecchinato is playing with house money in this tournament after losing 10 of his last 16 matches. Cecchinato is still looking for that breakthrough performance or tournament that will put him on the map but it has yet to come despite turning 24 in September. Cecchinato was able to take Milos Raonic to three sets in Rome and had his chances to beat Paolo Lorenzi in Rio De Janeiro. Although when it’s all said and done, Cecchinato just doesn’t have a lot of experience or success on the ATP level. This will be Cecchinato’s first career appearance in the French Open. Cecchinato has never won a match in a grand slam in his career.

This will be the first time Kyrgios and Cecchinato meet on the tennis court.

Cecchinato has been able to compete from time to time with players much better than him, but he doesn’t win a lot. Kyrgios and his shotmaking will wipe the floor in this match.

This is sure to get ugly, as Kyrgios cruises in three sets.

Nick Kyrgios

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