Wimbledon 2021: Nick Kyrgios vs Gianluca Mager Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios will be up against World No. 77 Gianluca Mager in the highly-anticipated second-round clash at Wimbledon 2021.

Nick Kyrgios and Gianluca Mager
Nick Kyrgios and Gianluca Mager

World No. 60 Nick Kyrgios will take on Italian tennis star Gianluca Mager in the second round of Wimbledon 2021 on Thursday.

Nick Kyrgios vs Gianluca Mager: Match Details

TournamentWimbledon Championships
MatchNick Kyrgios vs Gianluca Mager
RoundSecond Round
DateJuly 1, 2021
Prize Money$105,861
VenueLondon, Great Britain
SurfaceGrass Court

Nick Kyrgios vs Gianluca Mager: Preview

Nick Kyrgios
Nick Kyrgios

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios was out of action for a long time before making a comeback at Wimbledon 2021. Despite facing a tough opponent in his first-round clash, Kyrgios was able to script a stupendous win. However, he had to battle hard in order to get past World No. 25 Ugo Humbert.

It was like a game of cat and mouse between Humbert and Kyrgios. After starting strongly in the first set, Kyrgios dropped the next two sets. However, the Australian again cornered Humbert in the fourth set and after a marathon fifth set, the game eventually ended with Kyrgios emerging victoriously.

Kyrgios scored as many as 23 aces in comparison to Humbert’s 13 which proved to be the difference in the game. On the other hand, Gianluca Mager was knocked out in the second round at the French Open 2021 by fellow countryman Jannik Sinner.

However, he would also draw a lot of positives from his last encounter. Mager even bageled his opponent Peter Gojowczyk in the second set of his first-round encounter and eventually ended up winning the contest by 7-6, 6-0, 4-6, 6-3.

Nick Kyrgios vs Gianluca Mager :Head-to-head

Gianluca Mager
Gianluca Mager

These two players have never faced each other on the court. Hence the head-to-head record stands at 0-0.

Nick Kyrgios vs Gianluca Mager: Prediction

Nick Kyrgios
Nick Kyrgios

Gianluca Mager did dominate his opponent in his last game and is expected to play some high quality tennis against Kyrgios as well. However, the odds are in the favor of Nick Kyrgios. He is a player of high class and caliber and he relishes performing on the big stage.

Prediction: Nick Kyrgios to win in 4 sets.

Also read: ‘I want to do well at 2021 Wimbledon, don’t want it to be my last’: Andy Murray