Nick Kyrgios vs. Rafael Nadal Prediction,Tips & Odds – Jul. 08, 2022 14:30 CET
Rafael Nadal suffered an abdominal injury in the Wimbledon quarterfinals, but that won’t stop him from taking the court and playing against Nick Kyrgios in semifinals.
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Nick Kyrgios defeated Cristian Garin in the Wimbledon quarterfinals, thus achieving the best result in his career. Kyrgios has reached quarterfinals on a Grand Slam twice so far, but now he will play in semifinals for the first time. Aside from a slow start in the first few games, Kyrgios routinely eliminated Garin.
During the entire tournament in London, Kyrgios served excellently and when he put in first serve, he wins a very large percentage of points. Also, he has a very god percentage of points won on the opponents second serve. He was very good so far at finding solutions in rallies. It’s a pity for him that no points are awarded at Wimbledon this year, because he would have improved a lot on the ATP rankings.
Regardless, Kyrgios is highly motivated to finally make a big result in his career, and reaching the Wimbledon final would certainly be it. In this match, a much bigger opponent than Rafael Nadal will be Kyrgios himself. He will need to reduce his nervousness and put focus exclusively on the events on the court. Nadal will certainly try in every way to distract him and win the mental battle.
A great sporting accomplishment was made by Rafael Nadal in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. Although he suffered an abdominal injury during the match, he decided not to give up and in the end, after a big comeback, he defeated Taylor Fritz 3:2 (3-6, 7-5, 3-6, 7-5, 7-6). Marca published an article today stating that Nadal has a seven-millimeter tear, but he is going to play in the semifinals.
This problem will surely affect Nadal’s serve a lot. In some parts of the match against Fritz, he couldn’t serve strongly, but according to him, his game in rallies doesn’t suffer at all. With 22 Grand Slam titles, Nadal is the most successful tennis player in the history of this sport. There is no doubt that he wants to increase that number even more. Novak Djoković is only two titles behind him and there is a big chance that he will be just one grand slam behind after this Wimbledon.
To beat Nick Kyrgios in this condition, Nadal will have to win a huge number of points on the opponents second serve because the Australian will surely be able to threaten Nadal’s serve constantly.
This will be tenth match between Nick Kyrgios and Rafael Nadal. This year they played in the Indian Wells quarterfinals where the Spaniard won 2:1 (7-6, 5-7, 6-4). Overall, Nadal leads 6-3 in H2H.
Their first clash took place at Wimbledon back in 2014 when Kyrgios won 3:1 (7-6, 5-7, 7-6, 6-3) in fourth round. They also met here in the second round back in 2019, but that time Nadal won 3:1 (6-3, 3-6, 7-6, 7-6).
Nick Kyrgios vs. Rafael Nadal Prediction
This will be a real tennis blockbuster. It is almost impossible to imagine a winner being decided after only three sets. If four sets are played, 10 games on average are necessary. We can expect to see at least one tie-break, which should make it easier for this pick to be win.
Date and Time: 08.07.2022 14:30 CET
Pick: Over 39.5