AO 2018 4th Round - [17] Kyrgios vs [3] Dimitrov


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What a match this has been. The best match to me so far of the tournament along with Chung v A Zverev. Dimitrov in the driving seat, but as long as NK keeps concentration, it's not over.

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If we had to describe the movement of these two players in music composers terms...

Dimi would be Mozart

Kygrios would be someone starting off in their garage

Federer and Del Potro

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Dimitrov has always had the game to beat Nadal, does he have the mental fortitude to do it? If he couldn't do it last year playing like he did I don't know how he will now.


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That $150 I bet on Dimitrov at +145 is looking solid. Should have bet a grand, knew he shouldn’t be an underdog to this ret*rd


Dimitrov is arguably the best mover on tour currently
My you people know what footwork is? Nadal moves way better than Dimitrov despite his age. Federer's footwork is still better, maybe his court coverage has declined to the point where you could say Dimitrov.

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I really wish I could believe that, but I'm doubting it. Dimitrov has really been horrible vs the big Three players when it matters. He played Nadal tough at the AO last year but unfortunately, he still lost. I still believe that an on fire Kyrgios would have the better shot vs Nadal.
Nadal definitely needs to work more to win the neutral rallies and these are the majority of shots the players are engaged in when they face Nadal. This is not grass and Kyrgios cannot rely mostly on his serve, he needs to work and run a lot, and I'm not sure if he has the ability to outlast Nadal. Dimitrov, on the other hand, has proven that he can go toe to toe with Nadal and he'll definitely exhaust him more. The Beijing final showed me that Nadal can wait for Nick's serve 5 meters behind the baseline and still have enough time to chase every ball down and it involves Nick in the types of points he doesn't want to play.

Having said that, I don't believe that either of them will beat him, but, from a selfish perspective, as a Fed fan, I would prefer Dimitrov who could exhaust Nadal for a potential final. :)