Brandon Nakashima vs. Nick Kyrgios Wimbledon Odds, Preview, Prediction (July 4)
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Kyrgios vs. Nakashima Odds
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Brandon Nakashima is one of the final Americans remaining in the Wimbledon draw, but his time at the All England Club may come to an end on Monday.
That’s because he’s gearing up to face one of the favorites to win the tournament, Nick Kyrgios.
The big-serving Aussie enters this match on Monday as a sizable favorite, but is that deserved?
Let’s take a further look.
Nakashima At Home On Grass
It hasn’t been the best season of Nakashima’s career, but he’s found some form here on the grass. The 20-year-old has picked up 10 wins in 13 matches between main draws, qualifiers and Challengers, and here at the All England Club he’s been nothing short of splendid.
Nakashima stayed composed through two four-set matches in the first two rounds, getting by a weaker opponent in Nicola Kuhn and then World No. 16 Denis Shapovalov.
Nakashima’s competition hasn’t exactly been the strongest through three rounds, or through the grass season.
Shapovalov is mired in an awful slump at the moment and the Canadian has lost seven of his last eight matches. Kuhn and third-round opponent Daniel Galan prefer the clay. Tommy Paul is probably the best win he has on his resume in the last 13 matches.
Kyrgios In Scintillating Form
Kyrgios has an identical 10-2 record on the grass, though his wins have come in much bigger matches against much better opponents.
He has now defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas twice in two weeks and owns some pretty good wins over Filip Krajinovic, Pablo Carreno-Busta, Marton Fucsovics and Nikoloz Basilashvili.
His most recent win over Tsitsipas garnered headlines for all the wrong reasons, but it should be said that the actual was played by Kyrgios was magnificent.
Kyrgios returned a very strong Tsitsipas serve with ease at some points and seemed to be hitting his backhand bigger than normal.
His serve was as big as ever in that match and it will always make him a lethal player on this surface. Kyrgios’ returning was exquisite against Tsitsipas, and he really should have won the match in three sets. The Greek was able to save five break points in the first set to eventually get himself to a tiebreak and win.
Kyrgios is a far superior player here and has been crushing opponents all grass season.
While the American has impressive credentials and has a very bright future, he can’t step to one of the top three favorites at this tournament and make any noise.
I expect a quick ending to this match, and I’d be comfortable grabbing the plus money on Kyrgios to win without dropping a set.
Pick: Kyrgios 3-0 (+145 via PointsBet)
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