ATP Cup – Australia v Spain

Nick Kyrgios 1.52, Roberto Bautista Agut 2.8

Due to start at 7:30 am.

Kyrgios won their only previous meeting. That was in October 2015 in Tokyo. they met on a hard court and Kyrgios won in straight sets.

Both players won 64% of their matches last year. On hard courts Kyrgios leads 71% to 67% matches won.

Kyrgios has served extremely well in all his matches and has dropped just 1 set. In his first match Jan-Lennard Struff kept the sets tight but it was Stefanos Tsitsipas who gave the Aussie the stiffest test. Kyrgios came through in 3 tie break sets.

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Nick Kyrgios – Photo: TennisHead

Bautista Agut has not dropped a set but has been a really short priced favourite in every match. Those matches have not prepared him to take on Kyrgios in his own back yard.

This won’t be easy for Kyrgios. Bautista Agut will make him earn every point. Back Kyrgios around 1.80 to 1.85.

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WTA Shenzhen, Semi Final: Rybakina v Kr Pliskova

Elena Rybakina 1.73, Kristyna Pliskova 2.34

Due to start at 6:30 am

This will be their first meeting.

Much stronger overall results for Rybakina in the last year. Hard court results also favour her.

Rybakina beat Elise Mertens in 3 sets in the last round. She started as underdog in that match and also in her first round match with Saisai Zheng. She won that one in 3 sets. She won 69% of her hard court matches last season.

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Elena Rybakina – Photo:

Pliskova has not lost a set so far. She beat Defending champ Aryna Sabalenka in the 2nd round. She has been serving extremely well. She won 55% of her hard court matches last year. She has been in the Shenzhen quarter finals twice before but had never made the semi finals until now.

Stats for the tournament favour Pliskova on serve and Rybakina on return. Pliskova has held 97% of her service games. Back Rybakina around 1.90 .

Update: Rybakina faced an early break point but held and easily took the first set. A single late break in set 2 gave her the match.
Rybakina won 6-2, 7-5.

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