Kyle Edmund vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas
|Date & Time||Wednesday June 19, 2019, 10:00 AM (EDT)|
S. Tsitsipas -178 / K. Edmund +154
Greek tennis superstar, Stefanos Tsitsipas will begin his 2019 ATP Queen’s Club Championship campaign against Kyle Edmund from the United Kingdom.
Kyle Edmund will have the advantage of playing on home soil which should give the Brit a boost as he heads into this fixture. The odds are stacked against Kyle Edmund as he enters this match after a very poor clay court season. Kyle Edmund only won 2 clay court matches all season meaning the Brit had a clay court win rate of 25%. Edmund is usually strong on clay as his career record 136-55 meaning that this season’s record is an indication of form. Moving onto the grass court season should not assist Kyle Edmund as he is not very strong on this surface. Edmund’s win rate on grass is around 30% which makes it his weakest surface. Considering form is against him, Kyle Edmund may find it difficult to make an impact in this tournament.
On the other side of the court, Stefanos Tsitsipas had a poor start to his grass court season as he lost in the opening round of the Rosmalen Grass Court Championship. It was a shock defeat since Tsitsipas had been in good form leading up to the event. Stefanos Tsitsipas had a very strong clay court season where he won the Estoril Open and made the final of the Madrid Masters. It has been a very good 2019 season for Stefanos Tsitsipas as he has moved into the top 10 and won 2 ATP titles.
This will be the first time that Stefanos Tsitsipas and Kyle Edmund will be playing each other at an ATP event.
Kyle Edmund will be the local hero for this match but the Brit will have to cause a major upset if he wishes to win this match. Edmund has looked very poor in 2019 and this tournament is being played on his weakest surface. To make matters worse, Kyle Edmund is playing against the top seed. Stefanos Tsitsipas has had an outstanding 2019 season and he has established himself as a superstar in the tennis world. Tsitsipas is in good form following a strong clay court season and I see him being too strong for Kyle Edmund in this match.