Kyrgios vs Edmund
2nd round match in ATP Queen's between Nick Kyrgios and Kyle Edmund.
I don't need more than 2 seconds of thinking to pick Nick as a winner in this match on grass. If it was on clay, maybe it would be much more difficult, but on such fast surface.. I can't see Edmund to have chances tomorrow against the Australian. Nick is just better player in almost every single aspect. Also he played in Stuttgart and proved he can be equal to some of the top grass specialists like Feliciano Lopez and Roger Federer. Nick was so close to beat Federer, but lost in the tiebreak in the 3rd set. Here in Queen's in London he started good with a win over Andy Murray. It was obvious Nick gave a lot of respect to Andy after this was his first match after his long period out of the courts. He admired the British so much, that's the reason his performance was close to a practice, not an official tennis match, especially in the 1st set. I don't think he will show something like that against Kyle Edmund, who will be 100% concentrated and focused to win against Kyrgios.
This is first tournament on grass for Kyle and he started with expected win over Ryan Harrison 7:6 6:4, but his next opponent looks very tough. Both of them had awful grass season during 2017. Edmund had so many early exits against players he was favorite to win like Shapovalov, Young, although he played in front of home crowd. To finish everything even worse, he lost to Monfils too early in Wimbledon. On the other side Nick had two matches and two losses, but all of them after retirements.. when Nick is focused to play his best tennis and is in good health, he proved he can beat almost everyone in the tour.
In this battle of the youngsters( both of them are 23 years old), I can't see any other final result than Kyrios to win the match. I have almost no doubt he will take this match seriously and will win it, maybe in straight sets. But really prefer to miss playing Nick in straight sets, because we know about his ups and downs during the matches :)
Kyrgios vs Edmund prediction
|Kyrgios||Pinnacle||1.63||10||2-1 WON (+6.3 units)|