ATP Hopman Cup – Kyrgios v Lopez (09:30)

I’m not a great fan of the Hopman Cup or any exhibition event. Those at the start of the season tend to be used more as a warm up for the “proper” tournaments and so players’ motivation is perhaps not as sharp as it could be.

Nick Kyrgios tries to defend his Hopman Cup title.

Lopez leads the head to heads 2-1. Their last meeting was in June 2016. They played on grass at Wimbledon and Kyrgios won in 4 sets. Lopez’ last win was on an indoor court in 2015. He won that one in 2 sets.

Kyrgios is the sort of player I would expect to not really care about this event yet last year he won it! He played 4 matches and won them all beating Murray and Alex Zverev along the way.

I won’t be backing at the start but if we get 1.75 I’ll take it. He starts around 1.40 . The sets should be tight if Lopez serves well. We should see at least 1 tie break.

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