Nick Kyrgios loses way after first set
The Serb’s well-rounded technique and grasscourt ability was on full display and he showed up his opponent by amplifying his weaknesses rather than focusing on his own strengths.
The key to Kyrgios’ high-profile wins over Djokovic in the spring of 2017 was a high-risk high-reward service strategy
particularly into the Serb’s forehand in order to close the angle for the next shot.
One of the Aussie’s strongest traits is that he is able to maintain similar power and accuracy on his second serve as he does on his first.
This trend continued, and worked to an extent, particularly in the first set. Kyrgios served 30 aces
the match and his 73% first serve success rate (far better than Djokovic’s 63%) was solid considering how much of his game depends on the shot.