Nick Kyrgios vs Daniil Medvedev Predictions, Tips & Preview

Australian Open Mens 2022

Nick Kyrgios vs Daniil Medvedev 
Second Round – Australian Open 
Date: Thursday, 20 January 2022 
Venue: Melbourne. 

Competition is getting tougher for tournament favorite Medvedev right away. In only the Second Round of the Open, he has to take on local boy Nick Kyrgios, who is no mean opponent.  

The ‘Bad Boy’ of Tennis, Nick, is known to make life tougher for rivals, and on top of that, he also has a great h2h record against Daniil. 

One thing could be said with certainty, this is not going to be a light fixture. 

Still, Medvedev is not under any massive threat. He will have to work for the win for sure. But the lengthy hiatus of Kyrgios, coupled with his loss of form in recent years, should work in favor of the second-ranked Russian. 

Nick Kyrgios vs Daniil Medvedev Head-to-head (h2h) 

  • Kyrgios has a 100% winning record against this opponent. 
  • He has dropped a total of one set from the past two encounters. 
  • The latest meeting had ended in a 7-6, 7-6 win for the Australian. 

Nick Kyrgios vs Daniil Medvedev Prediction & Analysis 

Kyrgios recorded a 3-0 win in the First Round, against the relatively inexperienced Liam Broady, who’s ranked 128th in the world. This was only the third official match for Nick in the past five-month period. 

He has been battling loss of form in recent years, and the Aussie who was once ranked 13th in the world is now 115th in the same list. 

Precisely for this same reason, he does not stand much chance against the 2nd ranked Daniil. In fact, the Russian had won 35 of his past 40 fixtures, while his counterpart had lost five of his past six games. 

By the looks of things, expect Medvedev to secure a win this Thursday in the Second Round. 

However, he has struggled against Kyrgios in the past, and moreover, Nick will be adamant to make his comeback into the game a spectacle. 

As such, do not expect a straightforward win for the Russian. Nick will not make this easy. The reigning US Open champion could drop at least one set this Thursday. 

Key Stats for Betting 

  • Daniil is ranked second in the world, as opposed to his opponent being ranked 115th by ATP. 
  • Medvedev was the losing finalist in the previous edition of the Aussie Open, while Nick had lost in the Third Round. In fact, the best performance of Kyrgios in this competition is his Fourth Round loss in 2018 and 2020. 
  • The Russian won the most recent Grand Slam, the US Open, by defeating Djokovic. All through the campaign, he had dropped just a single set. 
  • Meanwhile, Nick lost in the First Round of this same US Open. 

Tips for Nick Kyrgios vs Daniil Medvedev 

  • Daniil Medvedev -5.5 Games Asian Handicap @ 1.67 (2/3) 
  • Over 36.5 Games in the Match @ 1.83 (5/6).
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