Home favourite Nick Kyrgios will begin his campaign at the Australian Open 2022 as he takes on qualifier Liam Broady in the first round
Nick Kyrgios vs Liam Broady: Match Details
- Tournament: Australian Open 2022
- Match: Nick Kyrgios vs Liam Broady
- Round: First Round
- Date: 18 January 2022
- Venue: Melbourne, Australia
- Surface: Hardcourt
- Prize Money: $90,000
Nick Kyrgios vs Liam Broady: Preview
After choosing not to compete in the second half of 2020 over health risks concerning the pandemic, Kyrgios started his 2021 season with a third-round defeat to Dominic Thiem at the Australian Open. He also did not play most of last year after being plagued with injuries. His best finish at the Australian open was a quarter-final defeat to eventual runner-up Andy Murray in straight sets back in 2015.
Liam Broady won his career’s first ATP Challenger title in Bienne, Switzerland last year and also entered the top 150 for the first time in his career. He ended the year ranked No.128, his best year-end ranking to date. He had to battle hard in the Australian Open qualifying matches where he won all three of his matches in 3-sets.
Nick Kyrgios vs Liam Broady: Head-to-Head
This will be the first meeting of the duo, do their head to head stands at 0-0.
Nick Kyrgios vs Liam Broady: Prediction
This match will be Kyrgios’s first of the year. He had to withdraw from the Melbourne Summer Set ATP 250 Sydney Tennis Classic after he tested positive for COVID. He is currently also on a 5-match losing streak. His last match win was way back in July at the Atlanta Open last year. If the match goes the distance, Kyrgios might be on the receiving end as there is still a cloud of uncertainty over his fitness.
Liam Broady earned his spot in the main draw after he won all his qualifying matches. This will be his first match in main draw and will looking to start it with a win against an injury-hit Kyrgios.
Prediction: Broady to win in 5 sets
Nick Kyrgios vs Liam Broady: Broadcast and Live Stream Details
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