Nishikori vs Popyrin: where will the Japanese start?

Nishikori vs Popyrin: where will the Japanese start?

Kei Nishikori

29/06/2021, at 10:00 GMT
England. ATP Wimbledon

Odds: 1.72

29/06/2021, at 10:00 GMT
England. ATP Wimbledon

Odds: 1.72

Alexei Popyrin

The Aussie hasn't played a tie-break in 3 of his last 4 matches. In the last four matches of Popyrin in the first set have been played at least ten games.

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Kei Nishikori

Before Wimbledon, Nishikori took part in only one tournament on the grass. In the German city of Halle, he had two fights. In one of them the Japanese managed to beat Ricardas Berankis (6-3, 2-6, 6-2), but already in the second he was defeated by Sebastian Korda (6-2, 3-6, 5-7).

Despite the fact that it is difficult for Kay to play on the grass, he has been showing great play at Wimbledon lately. In 2018 and 2019 he reached the quarterfinals here. For example, in the last match he was stopped only by Roger Federer. Now the Japanese is not averse to repeating his achievement.

Alexei Popyrin

Popyrin played a lot more on the grass this season than the Japanese. He began his preparations for Wimbledon with a tournament in Stuttgart, where he lost to Feliciano Lopez (4-6, 4-6) in the first match. After that there was London and another defeat. This time Alexey lost to Daniel Evans (4-6, 4-6). The Australian won his first victory on grass of the season only in Eastbourne, when he beat Norbert Gombosch in three games (4-6, 6-4, 6-1). But in the next match he lost to Ilya Ivashka (7-6, 5-7, 3-6).

The year before last, Popyrin reached the second round at Wimbledon. Then he lost in four games to Daniil Medvedev.

Prediction

Popyrin has a fairly strong serve, only the player himself is not very stable. Alexey regularly allows his opponents to break himself. Even on the grass he does it. For example, in last four fights on this surface, he gave his opponents his serve nine times.

We believe that Popyrin will again create problems for himself, so we suggest giving preference to the more stable Nishikori.

Our prediction is the victory of Nishikori, taking into account the handicap (-3.5) of the game for the odds of 1.72 in BC 1xBet.

Nishikori is a fairly qualified tennis player, so he is unlikely to provide many opportunities for Popyrin. The Japanese have won most of their last matches at Wimbledon in three sets, so we doubt the Australian will be able to give him a fight.

Second prediction is for a total under 40.5 games in 1.66.

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