Can Kyrgios Extend the Good Results in Acapulco?

João Mourato

Thursday, February 28, 2019 1:04 PM UTC

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 1:04 PM UTC

Nick Kyrgios played some of his best tennis to beat Rafael Nadal in the previous round. Can the Australian extend the good results and beat Stan Wawrinka in the quarter-finals of the Abierto Mexicano in Acapulco?

<p><a href="" target="_blank" title="Check Kyrgios - Wawrinka Betting Odds"><strong>Nick Kyrgios vs. Stan Wawrinka</strong></a></p><p>Nick Kyrgios battled back from a set down and saved three match points to down world No.2 Rafael Nadal in his biggest win in two years. The 23-year-old Australian admitted that he had considering not playing due to illness but overcame food poisoning on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals of the Abierto Mexicano. Kyrgios did not break Nadal’s serve in the game but saved nine out of ten break points and struck 21 aces to emerge victorious after three hours and three minutes on court.</p><p>Kyrgios will next face Stan Wawrinka for a place in the semi-finals of the Abierto Mexicano. The three-time Grand Slam champion continued his quest for a first Acapulco title with a 7-6(5), 6-4 win over Steve Johnson in one hour and 35 minutes. Wawrinka had too much firepower for Johnson on the fast hard courts in Acapulco, finishing the match with 32 winners to just 16 from his opponent. The Swiss superstar also saved the two break points he faced in the entire match and won 82.93% of the points behind his first serve.</p><p>These two players will face each other for the sixth time in their careers. Wawrinka leads 3-2 on their head-to-head but Nick won at least one set in three of their last four official encounters on the ATP Tour. It’s also important to mention that Wawrinka and Nick have quite a history together. Back in 2015, Kyrgios said some unpleasant things about Stan’s girlfriend and although the Swiss said he had forgiven Nick long ago, there is always some tension between the two players.</p><p>Looking now at the odds for this contest, Stan is currently the main favourite <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Bet365 &amp; Start Playing Today!">at 57/100 (1.57) with Bet365</a> while <a href=";a=6a145d2b-505f-491b-a70e-2f5f31742828" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Play at this A+ Rated Bookmaker!">Pinnacle offers 161/100 (2.61)</a> for Kyrgios to win this match. Despite Nick’s incredible comeback in the previous round, the market is going in the opposite direction. The Australian may not be in the best physical condition, which lead to a 10.26% drop on Wawrinka’s price since the opening odds. However, Kyrgios is always a very dangerous player on this price range with an incredible 33.50% ROI when priced above even money throughout his career. Kyrgios definitely has the weapons to beat Wawrinka on these fast court conditions in Acapulco but there are doubts regarding his physical condition after such a long and demanding match against Nadal in the previous round. For that reason, our suggestion is to wait for the first games of the match to check Nick’s motivation and physical condition for this match before adding any bet to your <a href="" target="_blank" title="More Predictions &amp; Free Tips">betting tips</a>.</p>
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