Tie Breaks Expected Between Kyrgios and Isner in Acapulco

João Mourato

Friday, March 1, 2019 2:08 PM UTC

Friday, Mar. 1, 2019 2:08 PM UTC

The action continues in Acapulco with two of the best servers in tennis history – Nick Kyrgios and John Isner – fighting for a place in the final of the Abierto Mexicano.

<p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tennis/world/atp/acapulco-mexico/isner-vs-kyrgios-3738940/" target="_blank" title="Check Kyrgios - Isner Betting Odds"><strong>Nick Kyrgios vs. John Isner (3)</strong></a></p><p>Nick Kyrgios continues to impress in Acapulco. Less than 24 hours after his epic win over Rafael Nadal, the former world No.13 put on another impressive display against three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka in the quarter-finals of the Abierto Mexicano. The fans were clearly favouring the Swiss but Kyrgios showed great resilience to overcome a hostile crowd. Nick is clearly enjoying the challenge in Acapulco and despite slow start to the season, the 23-year-old Australian is guaranteed to return to the top-50 next week for the first time since December.</p><p>Kyrgios will next face third-seed American John Isner, who advanced to the semi-finals of the Abierto Mexicano after a 7-6(2), 6-7(4), 7-6(4) win over John Millman in three hours and five minutes. Isner saved two set points in the opening set and struck 38 aces to down Millman in a match that ended shortly after 2:30 a.m. local time. The 33-year-old said he was very tired after the match and will have less than 24 hours to recover for this contest. Adding to this, Isner is trying to become the second American to win the title in Acapulco after Sam Querrey’s dream run in 2017.</p><p>This will be the fifth meeting between these two players with a 2-2 head-to-head record. Isner won the first two encounters but Kyrgios took the next two with four tie breaks played in their last five sets.</p><p>The bookmakers are expecting a close contest with Kyrgios as the slight favourite <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Bet365 &amp; Start Playing Today!">at 73/100 (1.73) with William Hill</a> while <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Play at this A+ Rated Bookmaker!">Bet365 offers 6/5 (2.20)</a> for Isner to reach the final. Both players spent five hours on court in the last two days and fatigue may have an important role on this match. Nevertheless, we have to follow the trend and look at the tie break markets for this encounter.</p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get in game with Coral!">Coral</a> offers the possibility to bet on a tie break to take place in each of the sets. This bookmaker gives you the possibility to bet on tie break to take place in the opening set at 83/100 (1.83) and also for a second set tie break at the same price. We couldn’t find an option to bet on two tie breaks to take place in the match but if you see that line it’s also an interesting strategy if the <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tennis/" target="_blank" title="Live Tennis Odds Board">tennis betting odds</a> are at least 3/1 (4.00).</p><p>Looking now at the Over / Under market, the Over 25.5 is currently <a href="http://affiliate.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=155&amp;a=6a145d2b-505f-491b-a70e-2f5f31742828" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join this A+ Rated Bookmaker!">at 73/100 (1.73) with Pinnacle</a>. This line gives you extra safety in case the match goes the distance but you will lose the full stake if any of the two players wins in straight sets with only one tie break taking place. For that reason, splitting your stake in a tie break to take place in each of the sets is definitely the best betting approach for this contest.</p>
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