Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan defeated eighth-ranked Andrey Rublev on Saturday, joining Wimbledon runner-up Nick Kyrgios in winning in straight sets to go to the ATP and WTA Washington Open men’s final. Read below for Yoshihito Nishioka vs Nick Kyrgios Prediction, Head-to-Head, Preview, Betting Tips and Live Stream.
The 96th-ranked left-hander Nishioka defeated the top seed Rublev 6-3, 6-4 in 80 minutes to advance to his first ATP final at Delray Beach since 2020. Last 12 winners were hit by Nishioka, who won his only ATP championship in Shenzhen in 2018, but he made the most of Rublev’s 33 unforced errors.
The 63rd-ranked Australian Kyrgios defeated Sweden’s 115th-ranked Mikael Ymer 7-6 (7/4), 6-3, and made his first-ever appearance in back-to-back tour-level finals. The Australian player, 27, who lost to Novak Djokovic in his first Grand Slam final last month, won the most recent of his six ATP titles in Washington in 2019.
Yoshihito Nishioka vs Nick Kyrgios Match Details
Tournament: Washington DC Open (Citi Open)
Date: August 1, 2022
Venue: Washington D.C., United States.
Category: ATP 500.
Prize money: $1,953,285.
Yoshihito Nishioka vs Nick Kyrgios head to head record
The most recent match between Kyrgios and Nishioka took place in 2019 Washington, and Kyrgios prevailed in all 4 encounters. Straight sets were used to decide three of the four games.
Yoshihito Nishioka vs Nick Kyrgios Prediction
Coming into the final, Kyrgios is unquestionably the favourite. He is playing his best tennis of his career, has more experience than Nishioka, and has already won this competition. However, Nishioka shouldn’t be taken lightly, especially following his victory over Rublev. Kyrgios will be tested by his superb return, and if he wants to defeat the Japanese, he will need to serve effectively. Kyrgios has been serving beautifully all week, which is a blessing. Expect Kyrgios to have enough to win even if it goes the distance.
Kyrgios in 3 is the prediction.
Nick Kyrgios last three performances
Kyrgios N. vs Opelka R. – 7-6, 6-2: 2-0 W
Tiafoe F. vs Kyrgios N. – 7-6, 6-7, 2-6: 1-2 W
Djokovic N. vs Kyrgios N. – 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6: 3-1 L
Yoshihito Nishioka last three performances
Rublev A. vs Nishioka Y. – 3-6, 4-6: 0-2 W
Evans D. vs Nishioka Y. – 6-7, 6-4, 5-7: 1-2 W
Nishioka Y. vs Khachanov K. – 7-2, 7-6: 2-0 W
Broadcast and Live Stream Details
- US – Tennis Channel
- UK – Tennis TV (live streaming)
- Australia – beIN Sports
- Canada – TSN
- India – Discovery/ Tennis TV
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