Taylor Fritz vs Nick Kyrgios

Taylor Fritz will be up against Nick Kyrgios in the quarterfinal of the 2022 Japan Open on Friday, October 7. Here you will know the Fritz vs Kyrgios Live Streaming, Prediction, Preview, head-to-head, and more.

Match Info

  • Fixture: (3) Taylor Fritz vs (5) Nick Kyrgios
  • Date: October 7, 2022
  • Tournament: Rakuten Japan Open 2022
  • Round: Quarterfinal
  • Venue: Tokyo, Japan
  • Surface: Hard
  • Match timing: Not before 9 am GMT, 5 am ET, and 2:30 pm IST
  • Live telecast: USA – Tennis Channel | Canada – TSN | Australia – beIN Sports

Match Preview

Fritz had spent the last week in bed as he recovered from Covid in Seoul. It was only in the wee hours of the Wednesday morning that Fritz flew to Tokyo and carved out a victory over James Duckworth before his second-round match the next day against Hiroki Moriya.

And while Moriya also took Fritz to three sets in over two hours, the American would be pleased with his effort to have made it to the last eight so quickly after his illness.

The trouble is, at the best of times, it’s difficult enough to take on an opponent like Kyrgios, especially if he is firing on all cylinders.

With Fritz having suffered from Covid last week and flown to Tokyo and played two matches in two days, there will be an element of exhaustion that could come into this.

It was expected to be a far easier win than it finally turned out, but Nick Kyrgios will be reasonably satisfied to have returned from his post-US Open break and made the quarterfinal.

Kyrgios registered a 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 win over Kamil Majchrzak in his second-round match, following on from his opening-round rout of Chun Hsin Tseng. The match lasted an hour and 23 minutes.

Firing 23 aces in the encounter, Kyrgios was broken once in the match, and that came in his very first service game as he looked to get his rhythm going. And while he could get that break back – the Aussie did not even earn a break-point in the opening set – he slowly returned to his best over the next two sets.

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Eight break-points yielded four breaks of serves before the Aussie came away a winner against Majchrzak and set up this meeting with the higher-ranked American.

Taylor Fritz vs Nick Kyrgios: Date and Time

The match between Fritz and Kyrgios will take place on Friday, 7th October 2022. The match will start at 9 am GMT, which is 5 am ET and 2:30 pm IST (approximate).

How Can I Watch Taylor Fritz vs Nick Kyrgios Match?

Tennis Channel will broadcast the Fritz vs Kyrgios live in the United States. Fans in the UK can watch the live stream via Amazon Prime.

In Canada, TSN will broadcast the event live. From Australia, you can watch the tennis tournament on beIN Sports.


Fritz leads Kyrgios 1-0 in the head-to-head. In straight sets, he won their previous encounter at the 2022 Western & Southern Open.


Player Moneyline Handicap Bets
Taylor Fritz -155 +1.5 (-400)
Nick Kyrgios +125 -1.5 (+250)

Fritz vs Kyrgios Prediction

Both were expected to easily win their second-round matches but were taken to three sets instead. With Fritz, it’s understandable as he rushed to Japan at the last minute after recovering from COVID. He might not be at his best physically yet and will likely face an uphill battle against the Australian.

It took a while for Kyrgios to get going against Majchrzak in the previous round, but he was unstoppable once he found his footing. He hammered 22 aces without hitting a single or double fault while dictating play from the back of the court. Fritz’s serve was the only reason he could get past Moriya; otherwise, he was being outplayed in the rallies.

Their previous meeting took place just a few weeks ago in Cincinnati. Back then, Fritz played a brilliant match to oust the Australian. The outcome will likely be in Kyrgios’ favor this time, considering his form and the American’s health woes. Pick: Nick Kyrgios to win in straight sets.

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