2019 ATP Acapulco Final - [2] Alexander Zverev vs. Nick Kyrgios

Who will win this match?


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Enceladus

Legend
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ATP H2H and H2H on HC: 3-3 tied
Last mutual match: 2018 Miami 4R, Zverev won 6:4, 6:4

The first final clash of this rivalry. Zverev will strive for profit the 11th ATP singles title, Kyrgios about 5th ATP singles triumph.
 
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BGod

G.O.A.T.
Okay. If Kyrgios wins this it might be the greatest 500 win ever.

He would have beat
#47 Seppi
#2 Nadal
#38 but 3 time Slam champ Wawrinka
#9 Isner
#3 Zverev

And the fashion. Nadal match obviously but just beat Isner in 3 at 9-7 tiebreak. Wawrinka was a close 3 set as well.

You don't have many 500 tournies with essentially 4 Top 10 players and 2 of Top 3. And Kyrgios will have beaten them in tight situations assuming Zverev isn't straight set.
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
Zverev to answer Acapulco wishes.

Although, the crowd were a lot warmer to Nick after his match with John, maybe there are finally realizing the effort and the amount of tight matches he's pulled out.
 
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junior74

Talk Tennis Guru
Kyrgios is probably quite spent after three small classics in a row against Nadal, wawrinka and Isner, while Zverev has had a soft draw.

If Kyrgios takes this, it will be truly impressive. Hope he has some gas left on the tank :cool:
 

Red Rick

Bionic Poster
Either Zverev doesn't let Kyrgios get into his head and he wins easily

Or Kyrgios gets into Zverev's head and we'll needs a few of them clowns for the damn circus
 
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Zebrev

Hall of Fame
Sequel to most memed match in tennis history. Alex will smash Kurious and lift the crown. He is looking healthy and fit for indian wells too, watch out!
 

Benben245

Banned
Zverev, in their last meeting, blew Kyrgios off the court in the groundstroke game. Nick is not moving exceptionally well,for him, he looks a little heavy but clearly he's trying to compete. I want Kyrgios to keep up with zverev from the baseline, sasha will make this match physical and thats my only fear. Lastly, we all know what happens when Kyrgios's talent isn't enough for him to compete in a match, he starts going for everything, essentially tanking to appease a deep-seeded fear of failure he won't allow himself to face.
 
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Red Rick

Bionic Poster
When has he ever looked like anything else? It’s not like like he’s ever been a serve and volleyer or an all court player. He’s never been anything but a one-dimensional baseliner. Thiem without the spin.
What's this all court phenomenon anyway?
 

George Turner

Hall of Fame
When has he ever looked like anything else? It’s not like like he’s ever been a serve and volleyer or an all court player. He’s never been anything but a one-dimensional baseliner. Thiem without the spin.

Its the best style for him to play. Djokovic could be called a one D baseliner aswell, he's just better at it than everyone else.

None of the next gen are really all court players, i've heard that label given to Tsitsipas but his game doesn't have a lot of variety. That's the way young players are being coached.
 

EllieK

Hall of Fame
Now that Nick has made the final, he has something to prove. He will give it his all. It could be a cracker. I can't really pick a winner. Sascha has looked to be in great form but he had a few lapses against Norrie last night.
 
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FRV

Guest
Kyrgios in 2. Definitely not confident in my prediction, but that is what I'd like to see. After Federer winning 100 today, if Kyrgios wins it would make today ONE OF THE BEST DAYS OF MY LIIFFE!!

Overreaction?
 

BeatlesFan

Bionic Poster
None of the next gen are really all court players, i've heard that label given to Tsitsipas but his game doesn't have a lot of variety.
Strongly disagree. Tsitsipas volleys well and he has no fear approaching the net. That's the quintessential all court player: one who VOLLEYS and comes in as a strategy, as surprise, or in any way. Nick should watch Tsitsipas and learn to come in to cut off sitters and to apply pressure to his opponents.

In any case, Zverev is not an all court player at all. He's on record as saying he despises volleying and doesn't think it "suits" his game.
 

-NN-

G.O.A.T.
Tsitsipas came in 43 times vs Monfils in the Dubai SF. Not bad. And he's willing to do it in important moments, with success.
 

Kalin

Legend
In any case, Zverev is not an all court player at all. He's on record as saying he despises volleying and doesn't think it "suits" his game.

Has he not, though, been playing a lot of doubles with Mischa recently? Mischa is an awesome volleyer and can teach his little brother some tricks, I'd think.

With Sascha's height and groundstrokes, he doesn't have to be an Edberg at the net. Just being adequate will win him a ton of free points.
 
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FRV

Guest
If Zverev wins: Big wow. He beat a tired Kyrgios to win another meaningless BO3.

If Kyrgios wins: WOW! He beat Nadal, Wawrinka, Isner, and Zverev to win a BO3!
Agreed, very impressive tournament from Kyrgios. Not like we can blame Zverev for his draw though. A title is a title.
 

Raindogs

Hall of Fame
Zed in a relatively easy two.

The flimsy smooth-muscled walking sticks of Krygios will be cramping by midway through the first set.
 
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