The dream season for Nick Kyrgios—and his longtime supporters—continues, as the Australian will meet world No. 96 Yoshihito Nishioka in the Citi Open final. Kyrgios is fresh off a run to the Wimbledon final, where he fell short in an extremely competitive four-set match against world No. 6 Novak Djokovic. Now, Kyrgios has to be feeling good about his shot at taking home a trophy in Washington, D.C. From a talent perspective, he’s a lot better than his opponent in this one.
All things considered, it’s just really hard to see Kyrgios losing this match. The 27-year-old is one of the best servers on the planet, and he just has a wild advantage in the power department against his opponent in this one. The only thing that can really prevent Kyrgios from ultimately winning this title would be himself. If he overlooks his opponent or spends too much time doing some unnecessary barking, he could give Nishioka an opening. And while we do think he’d be fine even in the event that happened, betting on Nishioka to take advantage of those moments might be the best thing you can do in this match.