Hubert Hurkacz vs Nick Kyrgios Odds & Prediction

Hubert Hurkacz vs Nick Kyrgios Odds & Prediction

Nick Kyrgios smashes a serve

Mar 29, 2022; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Nick Kyrgios (AUS) serves against Jannik Sinner (ITA)(not pictured) in a fourth round men’s singles match in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz is a -175 favorite over Australia’s Nick Kyrgios in the men’s singles semifinal match at the ATP Halle Open on Saturday, June 18
Kyrgios is one win away from his first-ever grass-court final, and his first final on any surface since 2019
All of the Hurkacz vs Kyrgios odds, picks, predictions and best bets are assessed in the following story

It’s been nearly four and a half years since Australia’s Nick Kyrgios has been a top-15 player in the world, but the way he’s playing this week at the ATP Halle Open, you’d never know it.

Kyrgios has parlayed a wildcard entry into a semifinal berth after his latest victory, and now faces Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz on Saturday for a spot in the final.

Hurkacz vs Kyrgios ATP Halle Open Odds

Player
Moneyline
Spread
Total
Hubert Hurkacz
+135
+1.5 (+100)
O 24.5 (-115)
Nick Kyrgios
-175
-1.5 (-130)
U 24.5 (-115)

Odds as of June 17th at Caesars Sportsbook. Also check out these DraftKings Ontario bonuses

Oddsmakers are expecting his impressive run to continue as they opened Kyrgios as a -175 moneyline favorite. The match is set to get underway following the first semifinal between Daniil Medvedev and Oscar Otte which starts at 8:30 am ET.

Kyrgios Cruises Into Semifinals

Kyrgios barely broke a sweat in his quarterfinal victory, dispatching the sixth seed Pablo Carreno Busta in straight sets 6-4, 6-2. The fiery Aussie dominated from start to finish, smacking 39 winners against just four unforced errors.

Nick Kyrgios is into another semifinal on the ? pic.twitter.com/rIvsOqoxxQ

— US Open Tennis (@usopen) June 17, 2022

Kyrgios was especially impressive while serving as Carreno Busta never even threatened a break. Kyrgios served up 13 aces without double-faulting and conceded only seven points on his serve all match.

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the day was not Kyrgios’ dominance, but the lack of his traditional antics. There was virtually no showboating and zero outbursts like the one that his racquet paid the price for in the Round of 16.

‘I think on grass I’d be Top 5, Top 10 in the world’@NickKyrgios @ATPHalle pic.twitter.com/aTcQmKUHBg

— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) June 14, 2022

It was an all-business-like performance, and now he’s just one win away from his first-ever grass court final, and his first final on any surface since 2019.

Hurkacz Sneaks Into Semis

Hurkacz, who sported the sixth shortest pre-tournament odds, was arguably outplayed by Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime in the quarters despite the straight sets, 7-6, 7-6 result. The fifth seed served just six aces compared to the Canadian’s 21 and didn’t generate a break point. He also smacked 22 fewer winners than Auger-Aliassime, but he rose to the occasion in both tiebreaks.

[email protected] overcomes good friend FAA in two *very* tight sets 7-6 7-6 and will play Kyrgios in Saturday’s semi-finals#TWO22 pic.twitter.com/hPqM7UHLVO

— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) June 17, 2022

Trailing 2-1 in the first breaker, Hurkacz reeled off six straight points to close out the set. The second breaker was more competitive, but Hurkacz raced out to a mini-break before closing the match out on his first opportunity.

Hurkacz, who’s still looking for his first title of the season, is now back in the semifinal stage of a tournament for the first time in over a month. His previous three tournaments resulted in exits in the round of 16 or earlier, although one of those events was Roland Garros, which is easily one of the biggest tennis betting events of the year.

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Hurkacz vs Kyrgios Pick

Kyrgios on the other hand has simply carried over his fine play from his previous two starts. He’s now made it to the semis in three consecutive tournaments, and another victory on Saturday would earn him a seeding position at Wimbledon.

Nick Kyrgios plays a flawless match to beat #19 Pablo Carreño Busta 6-4, 6-2 in 67 minutes and reach back to back semifinals on grass, now in Halle.

Awaits Auger-Aliassime or Hurkacz.

Kyrgios is 1 win away from being seeded at Wimbledon, which would be a relief for top players

— José Morgado (@josemorgado) June 17, 2022

The Aussie knocked off the second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 in the round of 16, after a convincing round of 32 victory versus Daniel Altmaier, 6-3, 7-5. He’s playing as well as he has in the last few years, and the performance against Carreno Busta was the best he’s looked all season. This is not a player we should be looking to fade on Saturday.

Hurkacz vs Kyrgios Stats

12
ATP Ranking
65
4
ATP Titles
6
4
ATP Final Appearances
9
26-11
W-L (2022)
18-5
90%
Service Games Won
92%
21%
Return Games Won
20%
71%
Break Points Saved
72%
393
Aces
221

Hurkacz meanwhile, was fortunate to get past Auger-Aliassime as we mentioned and needed three sets in the round of 32 to dispatch American qualifier Maxime Cressy.

The two men have never faced each other, but given the form Kyrgios has flashed this week as well as what’s at stake for him at Wimbledon, rolling with him is an easy decision.

Picks: Kyrgios Moneyline (-175), Over 24.5 Games (-115)  

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