Andy Murray vs Nick Kyrgios Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Andy Murray vs Nick Kyrgios | Saturday 30 May, 2015 | Roland Garros | 09.00
Andy Murray will look to extend his perfect record when he takes on Australian Nick Kyrgios on Saturday.
The British No. 1 secured a place in the third round of the French Open with a tough 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 win over Joao Sousa on Thursday. It was a feisty performance from the Briton who needed two and a half hours to see off the Portuguese.
Murray is undefeated on the clay surface this year. His win over Sousa stretched his unbeaten run on clay to 12 matches and set him up for a potentially exciting showdown with Kyrgios.
The two squared off with each other in the Australian open earlier this year with Murray winning in three straight sets.
Even so, Murray knows that drawing Kyrgios in the third round of a slam is about as tough as it gets. The Brit is under no illusions as to the challenge he faces to get through to a last-16 meeting with either French wildcard Jeremy Chardy or Belgian 17th seed David Goffin.
“He’s obviously a very talented guy,” he said about his opponent. “He likes the big stage and he’s had some good results at the slams,”
Nick Kyrgios has been handed a free pass into the third round of the French Open after Kyle Edmund withdrew from their scheduled match with a stomach injury. He doesn’t believe, however, that he has any advantage over the world No.3 by gaining a walkover.
He is now looking to revenge his Australian Open quarter-final loss and is convinced that he can cause an upset on Saturday.
“Definitely I think I can win. I’ve got the game,” the Australian said. “I’m feeling a lot fitter than I was as well. So if I play the right game style, I definitely think I can [win].
“But, in saying that, [Murray] is one of the best players on tour at the moment. I just have to prepare, to do everything I can.”
For Kyrgios to record a major shock on Saturday he needs to dominate with his service game. His serve was flawless in his first round against Denis Istomin, converting 70% of his first serves, and he will fancy the prospect of facing a Murray serve that has been shaky in the previous two rounds.
Andy Murray vs Nick Kyrgios Betting Tips