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Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Kyrgios looks value if he can keep his cool

Schwartzman a good alternative

Aussie firebrand Nick Kyrgios
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Tournament preview 

Talented Australian Nick Kyrgios has showcased his rare ability and dodgy temperament this month, finishing runner-up to Rafael Nadal in Beijing and quitting during his second-round match in Shanghai. But he looks the best player in the European Open in Antwerp.

Tournament favourite David Goffin – the number one seed and winner of the recent Japan Open - will have plenty of support from the home crowd.

Goffin is certain to be highly motivated, which is something that can never be taken for granted with Kyrgios.


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But if Kyrgios can muster the enthusiasm he showed when seeing off Alexander Zverev 6-3 7-5 on his way to the China Open final against Nadal, he will take all the beating.

Second seed and third favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga looks poor value, having not got past the last eight at any event since May, and a better alternative to Kyrgios could be Argentina's Diego Schwartzman – a quarter-finalist at the US Open and a recent semi-finalist in Tokyo where he lost 7-6 7-6 to Goffin in a tight match.

Recommendations
N Kyrgios
2pts 4-1 general
D Schwartzman
1pt 10-1 Betfair, Betfred


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