Laver Cup 2021: Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Nick Kyrgios H2H Preview
The 4th edition of the Laver Cup has already gripped tennis fans with excitement as it promises a three day fiesta with some of the best talents from Team Europe and Team World battle it out for maximum points.
Laver Cup 2021 Preview:
The standout fixture for day 2 sees the current world no. 3, Stefanos Tsitsipas (Team Europe) go head to head with Nick Kyrgios (Team World).
Day 1 at the 2021 Laver Cup saw Team Europe dominate the proceedings with a 3-1 lead courtesy of wins for Casper Ruud, Matteo Berrettini and Andrey Rublev over Reilly Opelka, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Diego Schwartzman respectively.
Team World snatched a point as the duo of John Isner and Denis Shapovalov triumphed over European pairing of Alexander Zverev and Matteo Berrettini.
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The match between Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas would be crucial for Team World as two points are for the taking. A win for Kyrgios would take John McEnroe's side level on points with Team Europe in the Laver Cup on Saturday.
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Nick Kyrgios: Record at the Laver Cup
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Tsitsipas vs Kyrgios: Head-to-Head Form Guide 2021
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Tsitsipas vs Kyrgios: Head to Head Record
The Australian holds an edge over the Greek in terms of head to head meetings. Kyrgios and Tsitsipas have faced each other twice, and on both ocassions, the Aussie tennis star emerged victorious.
Both their previous encounters have taken place on hard courts, the first meeting being at the Citi Open (Brisbane, Australia) in Aug 2019 where Kyrgios edged out Tsitsipas 6-4, 3-6, 7-6.
The second meeting between the two took place at ATP Cup in Brisbane, Australia (Jan 2020) where all three sets were tightly contested. Kyrgios won the match 7-6, 6-7, 7-6.
Kyrgios takes a swipe at Tsitsipas' extended bathroom breaks during the US Open
The Aussie tennis star is known for his big-mouth and he did not hesitate in letting his feelings flow regarding the incidents that took place in the match between Andy Murray and Stefanos Tsitsipas at the US Open 2021 during a press conference before his game against Roberto Bautista Agut.
“My job is to come out here and play for the people, not walk back and forth between towels,” the Australian unleashed at the umpire.
“It’s not part of the game. So texting someone’s part of the game too? Taking 20-minute bathroom breaks is part of the game?
“I need to take a s**t, part of the game.”
The antics from Kyrgios did not help his cause, as his loss to Roberto Bautista Agut culminated in a bagel third set which took under 30 minutes to complete.
Kyrgios vs Tsitsipas: Head to Head Prediction
Considering the amount of tennis both players have played in 2021, it would be no surprise if Tsitsipas gets his first win over Kyrgios today at the Laver Cup, as we feel, Tsitsipas would be much sharper compared to the Kyrgios, as the greek has played much more tennis than Kyrgios in 2021.
The Aussie is not in the best form of his career, and he would struggle against powerful forehand of the greek.
Prediction: Stefanos Tsitsipas to win the match in three sets against Nick Kyrgios.