Giron vs Nishikori: Kei to advance further?
On July 27, Marcos Chiron will face Kei Nishikori in the second round of the Tokyo Olympics. What to expect from the upcoming match? Our answer is in the prediction below.
Giron won the opening match at the current Tokyo Olympics in three sets of bitter struggle. In the first round Marcos defeated Norbert Gombos (7-6, 3-6, 6-2). We think that physically the American tennis player is well prepared for the Olympic Games, but he is very emotional, and that often prevents him from showing his best tennis. That makes us doubt that Giron will stay in the competition for long.
Nishikori is very motivated to give his best performance at the home Olympics. In the first round, Kei rather unexpectedly won over Andrei Rublev, who is not in his best playing form right now. Nishikori defeated the Russian in two sets (6-3, 6-4). The Japanese tennis player already has one Olympic medal, and he probably would not mind winning another one, especially at home.
Giron has played 2 tie-breaks in the last 5 matches.
Under 9.5 games were played in the first set in 3 of Nishikori's last 5 matches.
Nishikori confidently dealt with Andrei Rublev in two sets in the first round, demonstrating his motivation at the home Olympics. We believe that Giron will not become a serious obstacle for the Japanese tennis player.
Our prediction - Nishikori to win with a handicap of (-3) games.
Prediction: Handicap (-3) to Nishikori
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Nishikori plays at home, so he will probably try to make his national team proud. In the first round, Kei confidently beat Rublev, and we believe that the same fate awaits Giron.
Second prediction - total under 23 games.