On January 23, Nick Kyrgios in the second round of the Australian Open will play with Gilles Simon. What are the chances of both tennis players to succeed in the upcoming meeting? – read in our forecast.
Kyrgios on the eve of the Australian Open won three victories in the ATP Cup and one at the exhibition tournament in Cuyong. On the account of the Australian tennis player defeating Jan-Lennard Struff (6-4, 7-6), Stefanos Tsitsipas (7-6, 6-7, 7-6), Cameron Norry (6-2, 6-2) and Grigor Dimitrov (6-4, 6-2).
In the first round, Australian Open Kyrgios did not experience any special problems in the game against Italian tennis player Lorenzo Sonego (6-2, 7-6, 7-6).
Simon, on the eve of the Australian Open, played not as many matches as Kirgios. The Frenchman before the AO had only two fights – in one of them he defeated Lloyd Harris (2-6, 6-2, 6-2) in the ATP Cup, in the other he lost to Jeremy Chardy (3-6, 5-7) in the first round of the tournament in Adelaide.
Simon spent his opening match in Australian against Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas and beat him in three games (6-1, 6-3, 6-3).
Statistics and personal meetings
- Kyrgios leads by personal meetings with a score of 1-0.
- The ratio of wins and losses in the current season for Kirgios is 5/1, for Simon – 2/1.
Nick Kyrgios vs Gilles Simon Game Prediction
The favorite of the upcoming match at the bookmakers is Kyrgios, but not everything is so obvious in this pair, given the fact that Simon is a rather experienced tennis player and knows how to behave in such meetings.
It is likely that the victory in this game will go to Nick, but, clearly, it will not be easy and it is unlikely that the Australian tennis player will be able to break the head start offered by the bookmakers.
- Our prediction – Nick Kyrgios will win