Kyrgios vs Struff (By: Iniestaone)
First round match from ATP Madrid between Kyrgios (#34) and Struff (#48)
So Madrid kicks off with a match that should be really fun to watch, Kyrgios is facing Struff and I think Struff is going to win
There is the obvious factor here as always regarding Kyrgios' motivation, we saw him win Acapulco and then go 2/2 in Indian Wells and Miami. He hasn't played at all since Miami and he is making his first clay court appearance this season, which is not beneficial for him at all because as I mention at times, it takes time to adapt to clay and that especially goes for a player who just doesn't play clay court tennis. Last season Kyrgios put in some clay matches was in 2016, he was 9/4 that season and it was also a huge season for him overall as he went 45/21. Last season he did two clay court matches, the season before he did six. There is always the possibility of the surprise when it comes to him but as of right now I am willing to trust history and see this match as Kyrgios killing time before the grass season like the last two years have shown
I went against Struff in his last match in Munich when he was a big favorite against Monteiro, however I did not expect Struff to be that miserable. 1-6 1-6, 41% first serve. I will chalk that up to him being drained after a long tournament in Barcelona which he exited after a close match against Nadal (5-7 5-7). He has now had five days to prepare for Madrid properly. I've watched him play both Monte Carlo and Barcelona this season and in my opinion, his fine performances in these tournaments outweigh his loss to Monteiro in Munich. He is also a much better clay court player than Kyrgios.
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Kyrgios vs Struff predictions
|Struff||Pinnacle||2.10||8||0-2 WON (+8.8 units)|
Kyrgios vs Struff betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Iniestaone).