On January 21, Nick Kyrgios, a favorite of the local public, will appear on the courts in Melbourne. On this day he will have to fight with Lorenzo Sonego. Can the Australian beat the Italian? – read in our prediction.
Kyrgios quite successfully played in the ATR Cup. Supported by fans, the Australian beat Jan-Lennard Struff (6-4, 7-6), Stefanos Tsitsipas (7-6, 6-7, 7-6) and Cameron Norrie (6-2, 6-2). But in the last match, Nick showed that with psychology, he still is not all right. He lost Bautista-Agut without a chance (1-6, 4-6). Kyrgios failed. He was depressed psychologically. It seems that trips to a psychologist did not help him. A year ago, Nick failed to perform at AO. Then in the first round he lost to Milos Raonic.
n the past season, Sonego has performed quite successfully on quick pitches. On the grass in Antalya, he even won the tournament. But this year the start did not work for him. In the previous two matches, he lost to Laszlo Gyere (1-6, 6-3, 2-6) and Hubert Gurkach (7-5, 6-3). In the match with the Pole, the Italian served well, but in the game on the back line he did not succeed. If he improves the game in the draws, he will be able to impose a fight on the opponent. 2019, Sonego did not play in the main grid of the AO. Then he lost the qualification to the Japanese Ito
Statistics and personal meetings
- Last year, Kyrgios defeated Sonego on hard with a score of 7-5, 6-4
- This season, Nick won four games on hard
Nick Kyrgios vs Lorenzo Sonego Prediction
Sonego did not have a start, but he is obliged to resist Kyrgios. The Italian has a fairly powerful pitch, so he has every chance to reach one or more tie-breaks. Given the heavy nature of the Australian, we believe that the Italian will not lose with a crushing score.
- Our prediction – Nick Kyrgios to win.