Tennis Picks: Kyrgios the Top Play at Kuala Lumpur Semifinals

Joao Mourato

Friday, October 2, 2015 7:02 PM GMT

Once again we'll pick our value player to claim the win after a successful bet on him in previous round. Join us while we analyze the reasons of our ATP Kuala Lumpur semifinals top play.

Nick Kyrgios (7) vs Feliciano Lopez (2)
Nick Kyrgios keeps his run and our player to keep an eye on is already in semifinals after a very solid performance against Ivo Karlovic. The Australian defeated the Croatian giant 7 – 6 7 – 6 with two great tie breaks and playing his best tennis under pressure.

Kyrgios hasn’t been broken so far and his service level has improved round after round, in first match only got 40% first serve in, 57% on second match and against Karlovic got 69%.

 

Feliciano Lopez needed to dig deep to overcome Vasek Pospisil in quarterfinals, the Spaniard lost first set on tie break but managed to turn the match and emerged victorious.

Feliciano with his strong serve and good net skills is always a dangerous opponent, however on baseline exchanges he can’t make much damage and plays too passive with his backhand slice.

 

Lopez leads h2h 1 – 0 with a victory this year at Rome on clay, but Nick on that match was very tired after two long weeks in Estoril and Madrid that didn’t allow him to play at his best level.

Kyrgios has quality to bother anyone on tour, the main issue is his motivation and this week he’s really determined to claim the title. After being successful in our bet against Karlovic, we’ll add Nick tennis odds once again to our tennis picks against Lopez and remember that he’s also our choice to lift the trophy.

Tennis Pick: Nick Kyrgios -141 at Pinnacle

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