Grigor Dimitrov vs Thanasi Kokkinakis prediction and odds: Australian Open 2024

Grigor Dimitrov 2
Photo by Icon sport

The Australian Open 2026 promises a compelling second-round spectacle as Grigor Dimitrov, riding high on a recent title win in Brisbane, faces off against the spirited Thanasi Kokkinakis. Don’t miss out on the latest updates and expert betting advice for the Australian Open 2024.

Our favourite Grigor Dimitrov vs Thanasi Kokkinakis – match predictions

Dimitrov, showcasing an elevated level of confidence, seeks to build on his 2024 momentum, while Kokkinakis, known for his resilient performances on home soil, aims to create an upset. Melbourne Park prepares for an intense clash where Dimitrov’s resurgence meets Kokkinakis’ unwavering determination.

3-1 to Grigor Dimitrov @ 13/5 (3.60)

Had Kokkinakis met Dimitrov a year ago, we would not have been wrong to back an upset win. But this is a revitalized Dimitrov, who overcame veteran Marton Fucsovics with ease. It would have added much-needed self-confidence ahead of his second round meeting with Kokkinakis. The Australian ace was made to work hard by Sebastian Ofner but his doggedness paid dividends. Against Dimitrov, it might help him shave off a set but not the match with the Bulgarian triumphing 3-1.

Over 36.5 Games @ 9/10 (1.90)

Kokkinakis’s duel with Ofner in the first round saw 54 games being played. His first-round exit in Adelaide was not a tame affair as well, with 26 games played in the best of three match. Dimitrov arrives in this match after putting in a shift of 40 games against Fucsovics. As they face off, prepare for an intense matchup likely to go the distance, with over 36.5 games in play before a victor emerges.

Dimitrov vs Kokkinakis odds

Dimitrov enters the second round as the clear favourite with an 86.2% chance of victory, reflecting his recent triumph in Brisbane and a six-match winning streak. On the other side, Thanasi Kokkinakis, with a 20% chance, brings his trademark determination to the court.

Dimitrov aims to extend winning streak against Kokkinakis

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far this season for the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

Grigor Dimitrov preview

Dimitrov arrives in the second round, backed by a recent title win in Brisbane and a solid four-set comeback against Marton Fucsovics in the first round of the Australian Open. Dimitrov’s resurgence over the past year signals an enhanced level of confidence and self-belief, setting the stage for a player eager to make a significant impact in the 2026 season.

Thanasi Kokkinakis preview

Kokkinakis arrive in the second round after showcasing resilience in a gruelling five-set battle against Sebastian Ofner. Despite consistent fitness challenges, Kokkinakis summoned a renewed energy level and secured a comeback victory in the first round. Known for his spirited performances at the Australian Open, Kokkinakis brings determination and tenacity to the court, eager to overcome the odds and create an upset against the in-form Dimitrov.

Grigor Dimitrov vs Thanasi Kokkinakis head to head

This is the first meeting between Grigor and Thanasi on the ATP tour.

Key match details

Grigor Dimitrov
Photo by Icon sport
  • When will this match start? This match starts at 05:00 on 18th January.
  • Who is the top seed of the Australian Open 2024? Novak Djokovic is the top seed at Australian Open 2026.
  • Where can you watch the Australian Open 2026? Fans in the UK can tune into Eurosport and Discovery+ to catch Australian Open 2026 action.

Subscribe to Punditfeed on Google News for all the latest updates from the world of sports!