Home favorite Nick Kyrgios will be up against Frenchman Ugo Humbert in the second round of Australian Open 2021.
- Fixture: Nick Kyrgios vs Ugo Humbert
- Date: 10 February 2021
- Tournament: Australian Open 2021
- Round: 2nd Round
- Venue: Melbourne, Australia
- Surface: Outdoor hardcourt
- Prize Money: $115,275 (USD)
Nick Kyrgios vs Ugo Humbert: Preview
Nick Kyrgios is always in the headlines, be it for negative or positive reasons. But the Aussie has always be an entertainer on court and the home fans will expect the same from him when he faces Ugo Humbert.
The local is looked good in his opening round match against Frederico Ferreira Silva. He defeated the Portuguese in straight sets 6-4,6-4,6-4. He moved well on court and was pretty aggressive from game one.
His opponent, Ugo Humbert is seeded 29th in the tournament. The young Frenchman defeated Yasutaka Uchiyama 6-3,6-4,6-7(3),6-3 in the first round.
Humbert had a breakthrough 2020 season where he won two ATP titles. He also achieved a career high ranking of 30.
Nick Kyrgios vs Ugo Humbert: Head-to-Head
This will be the second time the two players meet. They previously met at Acapulco in 2020 where Humbert won when Kyrgios retired. The H2H stands at 1-0 in favor of Humbert.
Nick Kyrgios vs Ugo Humbert: Prediction
Whenever Kyrgios hits the court, the stadium lits up. So will be the case in the 2nd round. Kyrgios is a very aggressive players and the home fans will get behind him.
Humbert has a very good defensive play which could come in his aid. The encounter will be a tight one and even may go down the distance. But Kyrgios will not want that and will look to wrap things up quickly.
Prediction: Kyrgios to win in four sets