(Sports news – Tennis news) Kyrgios didn’t waste any effort to win a ticket to Nadal in the quarterfinals.
Kyrgios doesn’t fight but continues
Nick Kyrgios was scheduled to have an interesting match with Italian tennis prodigy Jannik Sinner, but the match was not played because Sinner was forced to withdraw due to illness. Therefore, Kyrgios will have a physical advantage to wait for Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals.
Kyrgios will leisurely wait for Nadal in the quarterfinals
Meanwhile, unseeded Miomir Kecmanovic shocked world No. 6 Matteo Berrettini with the score 6-3 6-7(5) 6-4. Kecmanovic withstood Berrettini’s strong serve in the first set and took advantage of a break point, but missed a break in the second set that saw Berrettini equalize after winning the tie-break. However, in the 3rd set Berrettini had to face the break 3 times, he saved the first 2 breaks but lost in the decisive 10th game.
Kecmanovic’s quarter-final opponent will be Taylor Fritz after the American won Alex de Minaur 3-6 6-4 7-6(5). This is the 2nd match in a row Fritz won after having to tie-break in the 3rd set, even Fritz lost 1 break point in the last set before reclaiming the point.
Rafael Nadal – Reilly Opelka: 2:30 p.m., March 17, Indian Wells 2022
Rafael Nadal has won all 18 matches he has played in this 2022. That impressive performance helped the Spaniard win somewhere, win the Australian Open 2022 and go to the Mexico Open. And now, Rafa’s goal is to win again at Indian Wells.
Nadal promises to face many difficulties against Opelka
Meanwhile, Reilly Opelka is also in good form. The American tennis player is currently ranked 17th on the ATP rankings. Opelka lost only 1 in the last 10 matches, won 9 matches with an extremely impressive performance. In the previous round, the 24-year-old player defeated Denis Shapovalov, a player who is on the rise.
Therefore, Opelka promises to create many difficulties for Nadal. However, to subdue the player who owns 21 Grand Slams at this time is probably a task beyond Opelka’s reach. In 2021, the two players met at the Rome Masters, with a 2-0 win for Rafa. Tonight is probably the same result.
Jannik Sinner – Nick Kyrgios: 2:30 p.m., March 17, Indian Wells 2022
It is hard to believe that Nick Kyrgios, a player with great potential, is now ranked 132 on the ATP rankings. The Australian tennis player is trying to find his best form, and won 4 of the last 5 matches.
Meanwhile, Jannik Sinner ranked 10th, much higher rated. However, this is Sinner’s first encounter with Kyrgios and anything is possible. Remember, Kyrgios’ strong point is the impromptu gameplay in the style of an unruly “proof horse”. It is not easy for Sinner to win tickets to the next round.
In the women’s singles event, tomorrow morning (March 17, Vietnam time), the first two quarter-finals will take place. At 5am, the 24th seed and former world No. 1 Simona Halep will face the “phenomenon” Petra Martic. At about 8 a.m. on the same day, the 3rd seed Iga Swiatek will face the hope of the US host country, the 25th seed Madison Keys.
Men’s singles match schedule at Indian Wells Masters on 7
WTA Indian Wells Women’s Singles Match Schedule on 7
(Tennis video, Rafael Nadal – Daniel Evans, 3rd round Indian Wells) The Spaniard did not have a hard time getting his name into the 4th round.