Kyrgios vs Lopez
QF match in Stuttgart between Nick Kyrgios and Feliciano Lopez.
Nick Kyrgios finally returns and is looking for a good preparation before Wimbledon. Last season he retired two times in Queens and in Wimbledon in the start, so he doesn't have to defend any points. He said his place in the world ranking is not the most important thing for him, just like Del Potro. His health is in the 1st place. I see him much more mature than two-three years ago and when we add the fact that his next opponent in the SFs is looking to be Roger Federer..the temptation to be 100% focused here is even bigger. He played one match against the progressing German Marterer and won it in three sets giving chances to his opponent only in the end of the 2nd set when he was broken out of nowhere being 0:40 down..during all of the other time he was serving more than perfect.
Feliciano Lopez didn't look so confident yesterday against Gilles Simon. He started the match with a break down, but succeeded to break his opponent and won the match in thraight sets 7:6 6:4. Lopez has to defend so much points because he won the title in Queens and was in the final in Suttgart last season. He is really good grass-court player, but if you are looking for an opponent who can beat him on such fast surface like grass, Kyrgios is the right choice.
Both players have 3 matches and Lopez leads 2:1, but their last match was on grass and it was won by Kyrgios in Wimbledon 2016 in four sets. I know it will be a long match maybe with a tiebreak or more than one, but still believe Kyrgious will progress and will set a SF match against a player he loves to play- Roger Federer, if the Swiss beat Guido Pella. It will be amazing SF tomorrow if it happens!
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Kyrgios vs Lopez prediction
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