Nick Kyrgios and Gilles Simon will square off in the 2nd round of the Australian Open for the 2nd time of their career. They are scheduled to compete on Thursday at 6.45 pm (NB) on the Melbourne Arena. In the following lines you can find the head to head analysis and the prediction.

Prediction, odds and who is the favorite

The pick for Tennis Tonic is Nick Kyrgios that should win in 3 sets.

See updated oddsRegarding the initial odds of bet365, Nick Kyrgios is the pick to win this match.
Nick Kyrgios -> 1.22
Gilles Simon -> 4.33

 

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Prediction and head to head Nick Kyrgios vs. Gilles Simon

This will be the 2nd time that Nick Kyrgios and Gilles Simon square off. The head to head is 1-0 for Kyrgios (see full H2H stats), 1-0 on hard.

The last time that they played, Kyrgios won 6-4 7-65 in the 2nd round in Washington back in 2019.

Highlights Nick Kyrgios vs Nick Kyrgios – Washington 31-July-2019

Nick Kyrgios

Ranked no. 26, the Australian got to the 2nd round after defeating Lorenzo Sonego 6-2 7-63 7-61.

In the 1st round, Nick had a good straight sets win against Sonego (6-2 7-63 7-61). During the match Kyrgios scored 103 points vs Sonego’s 83. Kyrgios was extremely aggressive to blast 59 winners.

Talking about serving, Kyrgios blasted 14 aces and he committed only 1 double fault for the entire match. Nick Kyrgios was extremely effective on serve to win 91% (59/65) of his 1st serve and 55% (12/22) on the second serve. This was the main reason for not conceding a single break during the match. Nick broke Sonego twice after converting 33% of his break points (2/6).

Kyrgios has a solid win-loss record in the last 10 years having won 68% of his matches (730-341). 4-1 on hard in 2020. In connection with his performance on the same surface of this competition, Kyrgios has a 202-104 record in the last 10 years on hard.

Kyrgios’s best result of the current year was getting to the semi-finals in Brisbane, Perth, Sydney.

Nick has a 4-1 win-loss record in 2020, 4-1 on hard (See FULL STATS).

Last year at the Australian Open

The Australian lost in the 1st round 6-4 7-65 6-4 to Milos Raonic.

Gilles Simon

Ranked no. 61, the French Player got to the 2nd round after defeating Pablo Cuevas 6-1 6-3 6-3.

In the 1st round, Gilles had a good straight sets win against Cuevas (6-1 6-3 6-3). During the match Simon scored 93 points vs Cuevas’s 66. Gilles was extremely aggressive to blast 38 winners.

Talking about serving, Simon blasted 9 aces and he committed only 2 double faults. Gilles Simon lost the serve once and he saved 7 break points. Furthermore, Simon put 55% of his first serves in, winning 81% (38/47) of the points behind his 1st serve and 49% (19/39) on the 2nd serve. Simon broke Cuevas 6 times after converting 67% of his break points (6/9).

Simon has a winning record in the last 10 years having won 52% of his matches (467-425). 2-1 on hard in 2020. Talking about his performance on the same surface of this competition, Simon has a 299-223 win-loss record in the last 10 years on hard.

Simon has a 2-1 win-loss record in 2020, 2-1 on hard (See FULL STATS).

Last year at the Australian Open

Gilles lost in the 2nd round 2-6 6-4 4-6 7-68 6-4 to Alex Bolt.

Live score

Follow the live score and result of this match as soon as it starts

1st
Kyrgios
Simon
6-2
6
2
5
2
4
2
3
2
3
1
2
1
2
0
1
0
2nd
Kyrgios
Simon
6-4
6
4
5
4
5
3
4
3
4
2
3
2
3
1
2
1
2
0
1
0
3rd
Kyrgios
Simon
4-6
4
6
4
5
4
4
4
3
4
2
3
2
3
1
2
1
2
0
1
0
4th
Kyrgios
Simon
7-5
7
5
6
5
5
5
4
5
4
4
3
4
3
3
2
3
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1
4th
Kyrgios 7-5
Kyrgios
Simon
7
5
6
5
5
5
4
5
4
4
3
4
3
3
2
3
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1
Serves
KyrgiosSimon
7
5
15
0
30
0
40
0
40
15
KyrgiosSimon
6
5
15
0
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0
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KyrgiosSimon
5
5
0
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KyrgiosSimon
4
5
0
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A
KyrgiosSimon
4
4
0
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3
4
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3
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KyrgiosSimon
2
3
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2
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KyrgiosSimon
0
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3rd
Simon 6-4
Kyrgios
Simon
4
6
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4
4
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3
4
2
3
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3
1
2
1
2
0
1
0
Serves
KyrgiosSimon
4
6
0
15
0
30
0
40
KyrgiosSimon
4
5
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KyrgiosSimon
4
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KyrgiosSimon
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KyrgiosSimon
4
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3
2
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KyrgiosSimon
3
1
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KyrgiosSimon
2
1
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A
KyrgiosSimon
2
0
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KyrgiosSimon
1
0
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2nd
Kyrgios 6-4
Kyrgios
Simon
6
4
5
4
5
3
4
3
4
2
3
2
3
1
2
1
2
0
1
0
Serves
KyrgiosSimon
6
4
0
15
15
15
30
15
30
30
40
30
KyrgiosSimon
5
4
15
0
30
0
15
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15
40
KyrgiosSimon
5
3
15
0
30
0
40
0
40
15
KyrgiosSimon
4
3
0
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0
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KyrgiosSimon
4
2
15
0
30
0
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0
KyrgiosSimon
3
2
0
15
0
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KyrgiosSimon
3
1
15
0
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KyrgiosSimon
2
1
0
15
0
30
0
40
KyrgiosSimon
2
0
15
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KyrgiosSimon
1
0
15
0
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1st
Kyrgios 6-2
Kyrgios
Simon
6
2
5
2
4
2
3
2
3
1
2
1
2
0
1
0
Serves
KyrgiosSimon
6
2
15
0
30
0
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KyrgiosSimon
5
2
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KyrgiosSimon
4
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KyrgiosSimon
3
2
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KyrgiosSimon
3
1
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KyrgiosSimon
2
1
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KyrgiosSimon
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0

H2H Performance in the tournament

Matches, sets, games and points

Points Kyrgios Simon
Match played 1 1
Tot Set 3 3
Tot Games 34 25
Pts 103-83 93-66
Total Points 186 159
Winners 59 38
%Winners 57% 41%

Both Kyrgios and Simon played 1 matche. Both players have not conceded a single set in this event so far. Talking about their workload, Kyrgios and Simon have played the same amount of sets 3. However, Kyrgios played 9 games more than Simon. The Australian scored 59 winners (57% on total points). On the other side, Gilles blasted 38 winners (41%).

Serve Performance

Serve Kyrgios Simon
Aces 14 9
Avg per match 14 9
1st in 65/87 47/86
%1st in 75% 55%
1st pts 59/65 38/47
%1st pts 91% 81%
2nd pts 12/22 19/39
%2nd pts 55% 49%

Kyrgios blasted 14 aces . Simon blasted 9 aces . Kyrgios won 91% points on his first serve. He had a solid display on his second serve to win 55% of the points. On the other side, Simon won 81% points behind his first serve. He had a solid display on his second serve to win 49% of the points.

How they played the important points

Breaks Kyrgios Simon
Won 2 6
Converted 2/6 6/9
% Converted 33% 67%
Conceded 0 8
Saved 0 7
% Saved NAN% 88%
Times Broken 0 1

The Australian broke his opponent twice with 33% conversion rate. Nick was rock solid on his serve as he has never conceded a single service game after saving 0 break points. The French Player broke his opponent 6 times with 67% conversion rate. Simon conceded his serve once and he saved 88% of the break points that he conceded.

Kyrgios
R1
Sonego
Total
Score 6-2 7-63 7-61
Tot Set 3 3
Tot Games 34 34
pts 103-83 103-83
Total points 186 186
Winners 59 59
%Winners 57% 57%
SERVE
Aces 14 14
Double Faults 1 1
1st in 65/87 65/87
% 1st in 75% 75%
1st pts 59/65 59/65
% 1st pts 91% 91%
2nd pts 12/22 12/22
% 2nd pts 55% 55%
Breaks
Won 2 2
Converted 2/6 2/6
Converted % 33% 33%
Conceded 0 0
Saved 0 0
Saved % 0% 0%
Times Broken 0 0
Simon
R1
Cuevas
Total
Score 6-1 6-3 6-3
Tot Set 3 3
Tot Games 25 25
pts 93-66 93-66
Total points 159 159
Winners 38 38
%Winners 41% 41%
SERVE
Aces 9 9
Double Faults 2 2
1st in 47/86 47/86
% 1st in 55% 55%
1st pts 38/47 38/47
% 1st pts 81% 81%
2nd pts 19/39 19/39
% 2nd pts 49% 49%
Breaks
Won 6 6
Converted 6/9 6/9
Converted % 67% 67%
Conceded 8 8
Saved 7 7
Saved % 13% 13%
Times Broken 1 1

Head 2 Head

Win Loss
Kyrgios
LWWWLWWW
Simon
LWWWLWLLWL
2020 2019 2018
6 - 2
6 - 5
6-2
Hard
2-2
0-0
I Hard
4-3

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