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Taylor Fritz vs Nick Kyrgios 8/17/22 Cincinnati Tennis Picks, Predictions, Odds

Taylor Fritz vs Nick Kyrgios
August 17, 2022 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: Taylor Fritz +135 / Nick Kyrgios -175
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Taylor Fritz will meet Nick Kyrgios in the Second Round of the 2022 Western and Southern Open. The match will be played on Wednesday August 17th, 2022.

Taylor Fritz is the 13th ranked player on the ATP Tour and is the 11th seed at the Western and Southern Open. The American has been having a solid year, and is within touching distance of the top 10. A strong result here in Cincinnati may be enough, and he started brightly, crushing Sebastian Baez 6-1, 6-1. He served extremely well during that match, hitting aces and winners at will. Fritz knows that he will have to be at his best against his next opponent, the in-form Nick Kyrgios.

Nick Kyrgios is seeded here at the Western and Southern Open and is ranked 28th in the world. The Aussie has been on a tear lately, winning 15 out of his last 17 matches and will be one of the main contenders for the crown here. Some fatigue is likely at the moment after the past couple of weeks, but he was still able to overcome a very tough opener against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 7-5, 6-4. The Aussie is serving lights out at the moment and when he’s confident like this, he is incredibly difficult to beat.

This is a tough match to predict. Nick Kyrgios has the lower ranking but has simply incredible over the past few weeks, leading many to believe that he has this in the bag. However, Taylor Fritz crushed Sebastian Baez in the previous round, making us pause and think. However, we are still backing Kyrgios here. If he is healthy and well-rested, there are few players in the world that can defeat him, and we are backing him to win in three sets over Fritz here at the Western and Southern Open.

Liam Elyes's Free Pick:
Nick Kyrgios to win

Liam Elyes

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