Nick Kyrgios vs. Laslo Dere Pick – ATP Mallorca Open June 21, 2022

Nick Kyrgios and Laslo Dere are on the court at the Mallorca Open in Spain this afternoon.

This is the opener for both men in this tournament. The Mallorca Open is an ATP 250 tournament with a decent purse of 886,500 euros.

There was five Round of 32 matches on Monday afternoon in Spain. The most notable player in action was No. 5 seed Roberto Bautista Agut. He was the only seeded player on the court, and he cleared Taro Daniel by a score of 6-4, 7-6.

This is another grass surface tournament. It’s grass season leading up to Wimbledon in London. Matteo Berrettini won the Queen’s Club while Hubert Hurkacz upset Daniil Medvedev in the Halle Open.

I had future bets on Berrettini to win at +400 and Medvedev at +300. That would have been nice if Medvedev could have finished, but he looked lost for the second straight week in a final match. I’m not sure if it’s mental, but Medvedev is capable of better.

Berrettini won his second straight tournament on the grass and is looking up going into Wimbledon.

Kyrgios didn’t have a bad Halle Open. He was in nice form and had the lead after a first-set win over Hurkacz in the semifinal. The Aussie couldn’t hold, though, as he dropped the next two sets.

It wasn’t a bad effort for Kyrgios. He was taking that tournament seriously and wasn’t up to his usual antics.

His only loss was to the eventual winner at Halle. In fact, Kyrgios gave Hurkacz a tougher battle than Medvedev.

Kyrgios has a Serb in front of him not named Novak Djokovic, though he can’t take Dere lightly. Dere is coming off a 6-7, 4-6 loss to Karen Khachanov after receiving a walkover to the Round of 16. He can be sneaky good, so this isn’t the time for Kyrgios to get comfortable.

Head below for our free Kyrgios vs. Dere prediction on June 21, 2022.

Nick Kyrgios vs. Laslo Dere ATP Mallorca Open Live Betting Odds:

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:
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Nick Kyrgios -4 (-130) -850 Over 22 (-105)
Laslo Dere +4 (+100) +575 Under 22 (-115)
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Nick Kyrgios vs. Laslo Dere Prediction:

Laslo Dere had the luxury of playing only seven games against Henri Squire in the opener at Halle. Squire was forced to retire from the match, and Dere had a free pass to the next round.

Dere couldn’t keep pace with Khachanov in a 4-6, 6-7 loss. Khachanov was the No. 8 seed in that tournament, while Dere was an unseeded player at Halle. Dere is ranked No. 55 in the world going into Spain.

The Serb won his opening match in the French Open against Ricardis Berankis 6-4, 6-4, 6-4, but then couldn’t solve Medvedev in the second round. Dere lost in straight sets by a score of 3-6, 4-6, 3-6.

That’s been Dere’s problem. He beats up vastly inferior opponents, but can’t win a marquee match.

Dere has lost to Tsitstipas, Djokovic, Wawrinka, and Medvedev since April 14. He is not the best on the grass, which is the most concerning aspect of this match for Dere. Kyrgios knows his way around a grass surface, while Dere isn’t the best.

Dere is 2-4 in the last two years on the grass.

Overall, he’s 3-8 on the grass and hasn’t felt the most comfortable in these situations. Conversely, Kyrgios loves playing on the grass. He’s 17-9 in the last five years on this surface.

This year alone, Kyrgios is 6-2 in eight matches and 12-6 in sets, 19-9 the last two years.

For all of his critics, he’s been playing solid tennis this year. Overall on all surfaces, Kyrgios is 17-6. He came close to beating Hurkacz and would have if it wasn’t for several double faults and unforced errors.

Look for Kyrgios to continue playing in good form on Tuesday afternoon with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Dere to open the Mallacora Open.


Kyrgios vs. Dere Pick
Kyle E / Author

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