Kyrgios, Tomic And Groth Looking To Advance

Nick Kyrgios, Sam Groth and Bernard Tomic
Nick Kyrgios will lead the charge in Round 3 of the Australian Open. Image courtesy of: news.com.au

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Kyrgios v Jaziri


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Friday January 22 – 6:00 PM (AEST)

 

 


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Nick Kyrgios has made it through to Round 3 of the Australian Open, and he's set to face Tunisian Malek Jaziri on Friday (AEST). 

Some are saying Kyrgios is getting too big for his britches, but after Wednesday’s performance against Ivo Karlovic, he may have the right to be a little cocky. The 19-year-old was strong at the baseline and skilful at the net, making it hard for the Croatian to gain any momentum. After winning the first two sets 7-6, 6-4, Karlovic finally found a chink in Kyrgios’ armour, winning the third set 7-5. But it was Kyrgios’ night on Wednesday, taking the all important fourth set 6-4 and securing a berth in the third round.

His next opponent is player who continues to surprise critics. Jaziri headed into his first match against Mikhail Kukushkin as the ranked outsider, only to go on to win the match in four sets (6-2, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6). In Wednesday's match against Edouard Roger-Vasselin, he was again the outsider, only to overcome the odds again and walk away the victor in five sets (1-6, 6-3, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3). If Kyrgios lets the hype get the best of him, he may become another notch on Jaziri’s belt.

Kyrgios is destined for big things; that's certain. If he can continue his impressive form that saw him take down the World No.27, he is sure to advance to the fourth round, possibly in straight sets .

 

 

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Tomic v Groth


Melbourne Park

Friday January 22 – 4:00 PM (AEST)

 

 


 

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Fellow Aussies Bernard Tomic and Sam Groth go head-to-head on Friday (AEST) in Round 3 of the Australian Open.

Tomic claimed another scalp on Wednesday, defeating World No.24 Philipp Kohlschreiber in a four-set thriller (6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 7-6). The match was as tight as the score line suggests, with Tomic’s serve getting the Aussie over the line in the end, finishing the match with 23 aces. As he builds momentum, Tomic continues to garner attention in the futures market , sitting just behind World No.6 Andy Murray in bets placed. 

Groth is another Aussie who continues to improve as the tournament progresses. His powerful serve is well documented, but in his 2015 campaign it has been his short game that has won him matches. His victory over Thanasi Kokkinakis on Wednesday will go down as one of his greatest, with the two taking the game to five sets (3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 3-6, 6-1). Kokkinakis was strong but in the end Groth’s experience proved too much for the young superstar to overcome, winning the final set comfortably.   

Tomic continues to grow as a player, while Groth has shown he is developing a short game. While the winner of this one is anyone’s guess, TattsBet customers believe it will go to five sets , with Tomic just edging out Groth.

 

 

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