Nakashima vs Kyrgios: prediction for the Wimbledon match
Brandon Nakashima won 10 of his 13 matches on grass this year. During the current tournament, Nakashima has been quite lucky with his opponents. Both Nicola Kuhn and Daniel Galan were unable to pose problems for the American athlete, and he won in straight sets. The match against Denis Shapovalov was more close (6-2, 4-6, 6-1, 7-6).
Nick Kyrgios is in excellent shape. He reached the semifinals of the tournaments in Stuttgart and Halle prior to Wimbledon, and is having a blast at the grass-court major. After crushing Filip Krajinovic and Paul Jubb, the Australian tennis player ousted the world №5 Stefanos Tsitsipas in four sets (6-7, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6).
In 5 of Nakashima's last 6 matches, no tie-breaks were played.
In 4 of Kyrgios' last 5 matches, more than 9 games were played in the first set.
Kyrgios beat Tsitsipas by a five-game margin, and we don't see why he wouldn't be able to do the same with Nakashima. The American shouldn't be too difficult to outplay for Kyrgios. We will be backing the favorite in this pair.
Our prediction — handicap (-4.5) to Kyrgios
Kyrgios is in fantastic form and should make short work of his opponent. Take the under.
Second bet — total under 39.5 games