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<p><span style="color:inherit;font-family:inherit;font-size:1.2em;font-weight:700;">Nick Kyrgios vs. Jan-Lennard Struff</span><br /><strong>Sunday, 5 May, Madrid</strong></p><p>Former world No.13 Nick Kyrgios will make his first appearance of the clay-court season at the Mutua Madrid Open. Kyrgios enjoyed a break from his travel schedule in his home town last month and will now return to a very special tournament for him. The 24-year-old Australian reached the round of 16 or better in his previous three appearances in Madrid and won 80% of the matches when priced as favourite on this event. Adding to this, Kyrgios is one of the best servers on the ATP Tour and the fast conditions in <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/tennis/how-can-weather-conditions-influence-your-tennis-tips/89723/" target="_blank" title="How Can Weather Conditions Influence Your Tennis Tips?">Madrid’s altitude</a> suit his style.</p><p>Kyrgios will open his Mutua Madrid Open campaign against Jan-Lennard Struff on Sunday. The German has enjoyed a strong start to the season, reaching the fourth round in Indian Wells and the quarter-finals in Barcelona. Nevertheless, Struff suffered one of the worst defeats of his career last week at the BMW Open in Munich, winning only two games against Thiago Monteiro in the opening round.</p><p>This will be the second official meeting between these two players with Kyrgios yet to drop a set against the German. Nick will play his first match on clay in more than one year and although this is not his favourite surface, Madrid is one of the few clay-court tournaments where the Australian has played well over the years. On the other hand, the fast conditions in Madrid suit Nick’s style and the world No.34 has showed a much better mindset on court since his victory in Acapulco. With this in mind, the value is clearly on the Australian’s <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tennis/" target="_blank" title="Live Tennis Odds Board">tennis betting odds</a> to win this match and book a place in the second round of the Mutua Madrid Open at 43/50 (1.86) with <a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=155&a=6a145d2b-505f-491b-a70e-2f5f31742828&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Play at this A+ Rated Bookmaker!">Pinnacle</a>.</p>