Zverev sets up Kyrgios clash

02 March 2019 04:47:05 EST

Nick Kyrgios is expecting an incredibly tough match when he comes up against Alexander Zverev in the Mexican Open final.

Zverev saw off Cameron Norrie 7-6 6-3 in the semi-finals while Kyrgios continued his excellent run in Acapulco by edging to a 7-5 5-7 7-6 victory against the third seed John Isner.

The Australian has also defeated Rafael Nadal and Stanislas Wawrinka in Mexico this week.

Kyrgios is 7/4 to win the Mexican Open final while Zverev can be backed at 4/9.

"This is going to be an incredibly tough match. He's an amazing player, very professional, ticks all the boxes," said Kyrgios.

"I grew up playing juniors with him, so I know him very well. It's going to be a lot of fun.

"It was an amazing, fun match with John today. I was pretty pumped because I knew there wasn't going to be a lot of running.

"He's a good mate of mine and has always been incredibly supportive. To go out and battle against him was a special moment for me."

The 23-year-old Kyrgios, who had been in a poor run of form heading into the tournament, has not reached an ATP Tour final since his triumph in Brisbane 14 months ago.

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