Kyrgios vs Giron: prediction for the Citi Open match
This is Nick Kyrgios' first appearance at the single's tournament since Wimbledon. Kyrgios delivered a phenomenal performance at the grass-court major and reached his first Grand Slam final, where he lost to Novak Djokovic in four sets. The Australian athlete has played at the Citi Open three times and got his best result in 2019, when he beat Daniil Medvedev on two tie-breaks to win the tournament.
Marcos Giron is having a disappointing season. He played 34 matches in 2022 and lost 22 of them. He made a second-round exit at Wimbledon and lost to Kwon Soon-woo (6-7, 6-4, 5-7) in the first rond of the Atlanta Open. Last year, Giron was defeated by Cameron Norrie (4-6, 3-6) in the second round of the Citi Open.
In the last 5 matches, Kyrgios played 5 tie-breaks.
3 of Giron's last 5 matches had more than 9 games in the first set.
Kyrgios is the favorite in this pair, but we believe Giron will be hard to beat. Kyrgios demonstrates his best tennis on grass, and it will be more difficult for him to overcome Giron on a hard court. The American should be able to maintain the handicap of 4 games.
Our prediction - handicap (+4) to Giron
Kyrgios rarely wins by a wide margin, and we don't expect that to happen in the upcoming match. Take the over.
Second prediction - total over 22 games