Kyrgios vs Ymer: prediction for the Citi Open match
Nick Kyrgios has been demonstrating excellent tennis throughout this season. He reached at least quarterfinals at almost all tournaments in which he participated and was the Grand Slam finalist for the first time in his career - in the Wimbledon final, Kyrgios lost to Novak Djokovic in four sets.
In Washington, the Australian player confidenly defeated Marcos Giron, Tommy Paul, and Reilly Opelka in straight sets. His quarterfinal match against Frances Tiafoe was more difficult, but he got the upper hand after three sets and two tie-breaks.
Mikael Ymer, on the other hand, hasn't had an impressive year and even dropped out of the top-100. Currently, the Swedish athlete is ranked 115th. At the current tournament, Ymer won all of his matches in three sets, but he prevailed over such players as Andy Murray, Aslan Karatsev, Emil Ruusuvuori, and Sebastian Korda.
In 4 of the last 6 matches of Ymer, more than 9 games were played in the first set.
Tie-breaks were played in 3 of the last 5 matches of Kyrgios.
Kyrgios is a better player and shouldn't have problems in the match against Ymer, who has already exceeded expectations at the Citi Open. We bet on a confident victory of the Australian athlete.
Our prediction — handicap (-3.5) to Kyrgios
Kyrgios is on top form and surrended only one set during his current campaign. We doubt that Ymer will be able to put up a fight in the upcoming match. Take the under.
Second prediction — total under 23 games