The popular opinion out there is that Kyrgios should take care of Dimitrov, perhaps even comfortably. Kyrgios engaged is a scary opponent for anyone. On the other hand, years of Dimitrov lost in the hinterlands of the ATP tour bring most to the tennis audience to the premature conclusion that he will fade in this Cincinnati final against the Aussie bad boy.
I’ll just remind you that the Dimitrov v Isner SF might provide a little insight. The second set TB was great tennis, from both. Through out that match, Dimitrov handled the biggest serve on tour. He gets another opponent today with a big serve. Me thinks his success against John should transfer to Kyrgios.
Can the Bulgarian remain steady from both sides and come to net effectively to put pressure on the volatile game and emotional state of Kyrgios? Can the Bulgarian hold his own serve?
For the sake of both and their NYC prospects, let’s get into some tight, high-level tennis from both, hoping for 2 to 3 brilliant TBs.
Talk to you on the other side.