Lloyd Harris vs Kei Nishikori Prediction and Odds: Citi Open 2023

The Citi Open continues with an exciting matchup between Lloyd Harris and Kei Nishikori. Harris arrives with a commendable 14-8 win-loss record on the hard court while Nishikori’s skill is evident in his 10-3 record. As they prepare to face each other in the first round, this encounter promises to be a captivating display of talent and determination on the hard courts of Washington DC. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.


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Lloyd Harris vs Kei Nishikori – Match Predictions

Kei Nishikori to Win

This will be Nishikori’s first match in an ATP 500 event in two years. The Japanese ace impressed on the challenger circuit, amassing 10-3 record, claiming the Palmas del Mar crown on the way. He has yet to be knocked out in the first round, progressing past the first hurdle at each time of asking. On the other hand, Harris has a 10-12 record since his journey to the Tenerife semi-finals was cut short due to injury. Given Nishikori’s recent impressive form and Harris’ struggles on the tour, we are backing the Japanese ace to progress in this duel

2-0 to Kei Nishikori

With the exception of his straight sets defeat to Ugo Humbert, Harris’ other two defeats have seen him take a set away from his rivals. Both Christopher Eubanks and Gregoire Barrere had to dig deep to defeat him. For Nishikori, only Taylor Fritz managed to beat him in straight sets, while only one of his nine wins has seen him require a deciding set. The last time they met, it was a comfortable victory for the Japanese ace and we believe it will be a similar case this time around.

Lloyd Harris vs Kei Nishikori Preview

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the Citi Open.

Lloyd Harris

After four successive losses, including three first-round knockouts in the French Open and Hertogenbosch and Halle qualifiers, Harris made it to the Mallorca Open semi-finals. It did not help his cause as the South African ace was stumped in the first round of Wimbledon. He returned his focus to the hard court in Atlanta, impressing all and sundry with a journey to the second round after coming through the qualifiers. Harris has a tougher task on his hands in the form of former US Open finalist, Nishikori. The Japanese ace has

Kei Nishikori

After a two-year gap, Nishikori returned to the courts and has impressed, to say the least. Focusing on the road to US Open, he did not participate in the grass-court swing and is boasting of a 10-3 record on the hard court surface. These results have come away from the public eye on the challenger circuit in Palmas del Mar, Bloomfield Hills, Chicago and Atlanta. The fact that he claimed silverware in Palmas del Mar shows he is ready for the challenge and his return to the ATP main tour will be interesting.

Lloyd Harris vs Kei Nishikori Head to Head

Harris and Nishikori have crossed paths twice, both meetings taking place in 2021. The first encounter occurred at the Dubai Tennis Championships, where Harris emerged victorious with a hard-fought 2-1 win. However, their second meeting in the 2021 edition of the Citi Open saw Nishikori gaining the upper hand with a commanding 2-0 triumph.

Lloyd Harris vs Kei Nishikori Match Details

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  • When will this match start? This match starts at 15:00 GMT on 01 August.
  • What is the prize money for Citi Open 2023? The total prize money for Citi Open 2023 is $2,013,940.
  • Who is the top seed of the Citi Open? Taylor Fritz and Jessica Pegula have top billing in the women’s singles at Citi Open 2023.

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Owais Khan

Profiling the beautiful game for over a decade, Owais is a business analyst turned sports writer. He has covered football in the maidans of Pakistan and has transitioned to watching 1860 Munich in 3. Liga.