Match: Nick kyrgios – Richard Gasquet Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Friday, 27 May, 2016
Start time: 12:00 UK
Supported by the public, Richard Gasquet will be very motivated to reach the next round on Roland Garros. In 3rd round he will play against Nick Kyrgios.
Nick Kyrgios, 19th world, is one of the great hopes of world tennis. The previous rounds, the Australian has dominated Marco Cecchinato then Igor Sijsling without dropping a set. This season on clay, Kyrgios first reached the semifinals of Estoril, defeated by Almagro. On Masters 1000 in Madrid, he was eliminated by Nishikori on quarterfinals after 3 sets. In Rome, the whimsical Australian player was eliminated in 8th finals by Rafael Nadal in 3 sets.
Richard Gasquet, 12th in ATP and seeded No. 9 of the French Open, eliminated in first round Bellucci in 3 sets then he defeated Fratangelo the next round, again in 3 sets. This year, Gasquet won the tournament in Montpellier. But he experienced some difficulties on clay. He bowed dice the 2nd round Monte Carlo against Puglia and in the 3rd round in Madrid and Rome, each time against Nishikori.
The two players have played against each other 5 times. Gasquet leads in direct confrontations with 3 wins to 2. The only meeting between the two men on clay took place in 2015 during the final of Estoril and Gasquet had won with 6-3, 6-2.
The two players are very close to one another but given the start to the season made by Gasquet and Kyrgios, the Australian seems more likely to win.