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Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. Nick Kyrgios - 8/3/19 Citi Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. Nick Kyrgios
Date & Time Saturday August 3, 2019, 7:30 PM (EDT)
Location
SportMaster Sport Surfaces
Washington, D.C.
The Line
The Line: -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
Tennis
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Stefanos Tsitsipas and Nick Kyrgios meet in the semifinals of the 2019 tennis Citi Open.

Stefanos Tsitsipas is coming off a straight sets win over Benoit Paire that took 18 games to decide. In the victory, Tsitsipas won 76 percent of his first serve points and 54 percent of his second serve points. Tsitsipas won 71 percent of his total service points and converted on five of his 11 break points. Tsitsipas got 75 percent of his first serves in play and saved five of his six break points. Tsitsipas has won all six sets this tournament and has been broken just twice. Tsitsipas has won three straight matches for the first time since the French Open. Tsitsipas looks to make his fifth final appearance of the year and his eighth of his career. Tsitsipas has won five of his last six matches on hard court.

Nick Kyrgios is coming off a straight sets win over Norbert Gombos that took 18 games to decide. In the victory, Kyrgios won 85 percent of his first serve points and 73 percent of his second serve points. Kyrgios won 82 percent of his total service points and converted on three of his seven break points. Kyrgios got 76 percent of his first serves in play, saved both break points and hit 19 aces. Kyrgios has won all eight sets this tournament and has hit a combined 73 aces. When Kyrgios is playing at this level, he’s capable of beating anybody and piling up the hardware. Kyrgios looks to make his second final appearance of the year and his ninth of his career. Kyrgios has won six of his last seven matches on hard court.

There’s no match history between these two players.

Talk about a hell of a match between two young and extremely talented players. Must watch match for sure. And while this thing could go either way, it’s Tsitsipas who you just trust more. As well as Kyrgios has played this tournament and the free points he gets with his serve, it doesn’t take much for him to have a meltdown and throw the match away. That also usually happens against the top tier players.

Kyrgios could easily win this match, but I know outburst isn’t far behind. I trust Tsitsipas more with my money.

Pick:
Stefanos Tsitsipas

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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