Before each day's of play at the Australian Open, we'll preview and predict three must-see matches.
There are at least two hurdles you must clear to win a major title. First, you must be able to perform well in the tournament’s biggest arena. On Friday, with his four-set win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Kyrgios did that in Rod Laver Arena for the first time. Now he faces the second Slam hurdle; following up one impressive win over a high-level opponent with another. Dimitrov leads Kyrgios 2-1 in their head to head, and he won their most important match, in the finals of the Cincinnati Masters last summer. But Kyrgios won their most recent meeting, two weeks ago in Brisbane. Dimitrov is a more solid player than Tsonga at the moment, but if Kyrgios can find the same focus and resilience that he showed against the Frenchman, he has the shots to win. Winner: Kyrgios