French Open: Kyrgios Goes for Second Straight Win over GasquetPublished May 27, 2016 by Florin P
Local favorite Gasquet takes on promising Nick Kyrgios (1:00 p.m UK Time).
Plenty of French tennis players showed up for Roland Garros and a couple of them are still in the race for the trophy. Richard Gasquet is credited with the second chance behind Tsonga but will have to overcome a difficult obstacle on Friday. Nick Kyrgios is an upcoming Australian player that has already proven his quality on all courts and has high expectations from this Grand Slam.
Favorable Head to Head Record for Richard Gasquet
Gasquet won the first match in the series and then suffered what was regarded at the time as a major upset at Wimbledon. Since then, the Frenchman took the lead but he lost the most recent match, played in 2016. His advantage on clay consists of the fact that he is more experienced, hence less likely to commit errors in long rallies.
Richard is widely regarded to be the player with the most beautiful one-handed backhand, but this weapon of his sometimes backfires badly. A major concern for his supporters is that over the last couple of months, his stamina has dropped and he seems unable to play at the same level for five sets.
Tough Mission Ahead for Nick Kyrgios
The Australian player will have to overcome the pressure of this occasion, but also the hostile crowd. Fans are expected to support Gasquet throughout the match and Nick also happens to be one of the least liked tennis players in the ATP series. He will have to rely on his powerful first serve and the deadly flat forehand, while trying to keep his cool throughout the match.
When things go his way, Kyrgios looks unstoppable and only the best players have a chance against him. If he manages to keep his composure and doesn’t give into fury and despair, he should emerge victorious from this encounter. bet365 Sports offers amazing odds on his victory, currently hovering above even value but they’re expected to drop as kickoff draws near.