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2022 Citi Open Final: Kyrgios vs. Nishioka Preview, How to Watch, and Prediction

Following his tremendous run at the Wimbledon Championships, Nick Kyrgios has kept up his stellar form as he reaches another final in the 2022 Citi Open. The Australian is set to face Yoshihito Nishioka at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center in the capital of the USA for the Washington crown. here you will know everything about the Kyrgios vs. Nishioka game.

Citi Open 2022 Final Summary:

  • Tournament: Citi Open 2022
  • Category: ATP Tour 500 Series
  • Match: Yoshihito Nishioka vs. Nick Kyrgios
  • Round: Final
  • Date: August 7 2022 (Sunday)
  • Time: 5:00 PM ET
  • Venue: William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center, Washington, D.C., USA
  • Surface: Hardcourt (Outdoors)
  • Prize Money: $1,953,285

Nick Kyrgios, throughout his career, has been one of the most controversial tennis figures. His antics on and off the court have made news multiple times. However, there were never any doubts regarding his immense talent. The Australian continues proving his potential to be the best as he reaches his second final in a row in the 2022 Citi open.

Kyrgios won his first grand slam championship thanks to his and Kokkinakis’s triumph in the 2022 Australian Open men’s doubles. A few months later, he came razor close to winning his maiden grand slam singles title as well in Wimbledon but lost in the final against Novak Djokovic.

Yoshihito Nishioka is currently ranked 96th in the world. The Japanese were having a subpar year this season. However, the 26-year-old reached the finals in the Citi Open against all the odds. Nishioka is eyeing his first ATP 500 title as he battles it out against Kyrgios on Sunday.

When will be the Kyrgios vs. Nishioka held?

The final match of the 2022 Citi Open between Nick Kyrgios and Yoshihito Nishioka is set to take place on Sunday, August 7 2022 at 05:00 p.m. ET.

Where is the Citi Open 2022 Final taking place?

Kyrgios vs. Nishioka is being held at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center in Washington, D.C, United States. The match will be contested on an outdoor hard court.

How to Watch 2022 Citi Open Final: Kyrgios vs. Nishioka on TV?

USA

  • Tennis Channel:

Tennis Channel is the home of tennis broadcasts in the USA. Kyrgios vs. Nishioka will also be covered by Tennis Channel for the fans to enjoy the action-packed final.

UK

  • Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video is the go-to network for the people in the UK to enjoy all the ATP tournaments.

Canada

  • TSN:

TSN will telecast the Kyrgios vs. Nishioka for the viewers from Canada

Australia

  • beIN Sport:

Australians can watch their very own Nick Kyrgios by tuning on to the beIN Sport channel.

How to live-stream Citi Open 2022 Final?

  • Tennis TV:

Tennis TV streams every ATP tournament for people across the world as an official partner of the ATP tour. Tennis TV costs $14.99 per month.

  • Fubo TV

The Tennis Channel can be accessed through the streaming service FuboTV. However, you must pay $70 per month in order to enjoy the service. The will show the live stream of the Kyrgios vs. Nishioka

  • Sling TV:

Sling TV offers comparable services to Fubo TV at a much lower price. For about $35 per month, you can watch sporting events like the National Bank Open 2022.

Kyrgios vs. Nishioka Head to Head:

  • Matches Played: 3
  • Nick Kyrgios Wins: 3
  • Yoshihito Nishioka Wins: 0

Nick Kyrgios has a 100% win record against the 26-year-old Yoshihito Nishioka. The pair first met in the 2016 Atlanta Open. The next time they faced each other on the court was in the 2018 Tokyo Open. Their final tennis match occurred in 2019 when the Australian beat Nishioka in straight sets on his course to win the Washington Open title. Kyrgios only lost a single set in all three encounters combined.

Citi Open Final 2022 Odds:

Here are the odds of Kyrgios vs. Nishioka game:

  •  Nick Kyrgios: Favorite (-750)
  •  Yoshihito Nishioka: Underdog (+450)

*All odds are by Tipico Sportsbook.

Kyrgios vs. Nishioka Predictions:

Nick Kyrgios arrived in Washington riding on a massive momentum. He made a fiery start in the Citi Open, winning the first three matches in straight sets. The three wins came over Marcos Giron, Tommy Paul, and Reilly Opelka. 

The Australian faced his first true challenge of the tournament in the quarter-finals against Frances Tiafoe. In what now is contention for the best match of the year, Kyrgios made an epic comeback. He saved 5 match points in the 2nd set to stay in the match. Kyrgios then dominated the 3rd set, and eventually won in 3 sets 7-6(5), 6-7 (12), 2-6. 

In the semi-finals, Kyrgios cruised past Mikael Ymer smoothly to reach the finals. Except in the quarter-finals, Kyrgios has not had his serve broken even once in the whole tournament. 

On the other side of the net, at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center will be standing Yoshihito Nishioka. Nishioka might not have smooth sailing in the tournament like Nick, but he did beat higher-ranked opponents.

His most impressive victory came in the semi-finals against Andrey Rublev. Rublev was the sole representative of the top 10 ATP-ranked players in the event. Nishioka, who went to the court being the heavy underdog, beat the Russian in straight sets (6-3, 6-4).

The 26-year-old Japanese also beat former world no. 8 Karen Khachanov along with other top players like Dan Evans and Alex De Minaur. 

Nick Kyrgios, with his recent form, is considered the clear favorite by the fans and the pundits to win tonight. However, keeping in mind Nishioka’s level of tennis in this tournament, Nishioka is definitely more than capable of causing an upset.

Kyrgios vs. Nishioka Prediction: Nick Kyrgios Wins in 3 close sets.

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