This will be the first time they have played.
Kyrgios had a surprise loss in Indian Wells to Ramos. He lost in straight sets and didn’t really look interested. There were rumours that he was not 100% fit. In Miami he has looked more solid. He beat Baghdatis and Smyczek in straight sets.
Kuznetsov reached the third round in Indian Wells and has beaten Wawrinka and Mannarino in Miami. He was outplayed in the opening set against Mannarino but kept fighting and won the third set 6-0.
I have to favour Kyrgios. Both can serve well but Kyrgios has the bigger serve and his ground strokes will put Kuznetsov under considerable pressure.
Back Kyrgios above 1.50