Lopez has won both their previous meetings. Both matches were last season. In September he won in 2 tie break sets on an indoor court. In May it was on a clay court and he won 6-4, 7-6.
Kyrgios starts as a 1.40 favourite. He was not been impressive in his 2nd round match with Dustin Brown.. Brown is a very capable grass court player but I would not have expected Kyrgios to have needed 5 sets to beat him. Brown has a quirky style but I don’t think Kyrgios is going to have things any easier with Lopez on the other side of the net.
Lopez had a straight sets win in the first round but was 2 sets down to Fognini in the previous round. He took sets 3, 4 and 5 by a score of 6-3.
Real value on Lopez. I think this will be 4 or 5 sets and we will see a couple of tie breaks.