2019 Rogers Cup – Nick Kyrgios vs Kyle Edmund Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Nick Kyrgios vs Kyle Edmund taking place? IGA Stadium, Montreal

When is Nick Kyrgios vs Kyle Edmund on and what time does it start? Tuesday 6th August, 2019 (UK)

What channel is Nick Kyrgios vs Kyle Edmund on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Nick Kyrgios vs Kyle Edmund? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream the match on their platform

Where can I get tickets for Nick Kyrgios vs Kyle Edmund? https://sport.bt.com/live-on-bt-sport-01364117948039

THE LOWDOWN

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last meeting:
Nick Kyrgios beat Kyle Edmund 7-6, 6-7, 6-3

NICK KYRGIOS

  • After acknowledging his lack of work ethic compared to the elite players in a press conference following his second-round defeat to Rafael Nadal, Nick Kyrgios won his very next tournament with a commanding straight-sets victory over Daniil Medvedev in Washington.
  • 24-year-old Nick Kyrgios could well have turned a corner in his career and has moved a massive 25 places up to number 27 in the ATP world rankings, 14 places away from his highest ranking of 13 in his breakthrough year five years ago.
  • The title in Washington was the Australian’s second this year after his success in Mexico back in February and he lost just the one set, to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the semi-finals, to achieve it.

KYLE EDMUND

  • Kyle Edmund was somewhat shocked in defeat to world number 122 Peter Gojowczyk in the quarter-finals of the Citi Open in Washington after defeating technically tougher opposition in the first two rounds.
  • The British number one desperately needs a confidence-boosting tournament after three consecutive frustrating exits, and beyond that a largely disappointing 2019 save his Challenger title at Indian Wells.
  • Edmund lost to Nick Kyrgios in their first and only professional meeting at last year’s Queen’s Club, taking the customary middle set from the temperamental Aussie.

THE PREDICTION

Six ATP rankings separate these two players but there is a clear gulf in talent between a hardworking but perhaps mentally fragile Kyle Edmund and a raw, flawed talent like Nick Kyrgios. A match such as this will take place largely in their minds; Nick Kyrgios must refocus after an excellent Washington campaign to send a message to the top ten, while Edmund must keep his nerve and lay in wait for any sign that the Aussie loses concentration. The Brit could take the first or second set here, depending on where Kyrgios’ head is, but the second-round loss to Rafael Nadal looks to be something of a career-defining moment for the Australian and he should see this through.

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