Nick Kyrgios will face Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in his first round match at the 2022 Cincinnati Open.
Before defeating Hubert Hurkacz on Friday, Kyrgios racked up a 15-game winning streak. The No. 10 seed beat the Australian 7-6 (4) 6-7 (5) 6-1 after winning the match with a massive serve. After defeating world number one Daniil Medvedev to reach the quarter-finals, the 27-year-old City Open was considered one of the favorites to win the Canadian Open.
On the other hand, Davidovich Fokina has had a regular season so far with 18 wins and 19 losses. He has yet to advance to the quarter-finals in any tournament this season, with the exception of the Monte Carlo final, where he fell to Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets. He had made a set 3-0 in the third in his first-round clash at the 2022 Canadian Open against Diego Schwartzman when the Spaniard recovered to win. The world number 36, who has also struggled to get past the second round at all four Grand Slams this year, is expecting to put in a strong showing at the Cincinnati Open before moving on to the US Open.
Nick Kyrgios – Alejandro Davidovich Fokina Match details
Competition: Cincinnati Open
Date: August 15
circular: turn of 64
place: Cincinnati, USA
category: ATP 1000
cash prize: $970.020
Nick Kyrgios – Alejandro Davidovich Fokina lead the record
Nick and Alejandro have never played each other before.
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Nick Kyrgios vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina’s predictions
Kyrgios offers a powerful serve that gives him an edge over most competitors. He’s at the height of his game now, and lately, he’s been focusing on winning major slams ahead of the US Open. For clay courts, Davidovich Fokina is ideally suited. He enjoys playing long pools and using powerful ground kicks to move from defense to offense. His superb backhand often changed the course of matches.
Kyrgios has the advantage and should prevail given his current form.
prediction: Kyrgios to win straight sets.
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina The last three performances
- Canadian Open: Round of 64 – L. Schwartzman 6-1, 3-6, 4-6
- German Open: Quarter-finals – L. Musseti 4-6, 3-6
- German Open: Round of 16 B. Kovalik 6-2, 6-2
Nick Kyrgios last three shows
- Canadian Open: Quarter-finals – L. Hurcache 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5), 1-6
- Canadian Open: Round of 16 B. De Minor 6-2, 6-3
- Canadian Open: Round of 32 – B. Medvedev 6-7 (1), 6-4, 6-2
Broadcast and live broadcast details
- United States – Tennis Channel
- United Kingdom – Tennis TV (Live)
- Australia – beIN Sports
- Canada – TSN
- India – Discovery / Tennis TV
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