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Jordan Thompson has reached the semifinal in Newport before and is hoping to go even further this time. The Australian will face Aleksandar Kovacevic in the opening round.
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Jordan Thompson vs Aleksandar Kovacevic – Match Predictions
- 1 Jordan Thompson vs Aleksandar Kovacevic – Match Predictions
- 2 Jordan Thompson vs Aleksandar Kovacevic Preview
- 3 Jordan Thompson vs Aleksandar Kovacevic Head to Head
- 4 Jordan Thompson vs Aleksandar Kovacevic Match Details
Both players failed short at Wimbledon and will try to make a significant success in Newport. This will be the first time Kovacevic plays here, while Thompson will be back in a familiar place.
Aleksandar Kovacevic +3.5 games
There is no doubt that Thompson is the favorite to win this match and the better overall player. Still, Kovacevic has an excellent serve, and that will keep him competitive in this match. We will not see many breaks of serve in this match, and even if Thompson wins, that would not be with more than 3.5 games differential.
Over 22.5 games
As mentioned, no player would be dominant in this match, and details would make the difference. Thompson and Kovacevic have both played at least one tiebreak in 3 of their last 4 matches on grass, and that will probably be the case this time as well which will take the match over 22.5 games.
Jordan Thompson vs Aleksandar Kovacevic Preview
Jordan Thompson has much more experience playing on grass compared to Kovacevic. That will probably make a difference in this match, but Kovacevic will have the support of the home crowd and have the quality to maybe make an upset in this one.
Thompson is currently ranked at No. 69 in the world, and his career high is No. 43. The Australian is 29-18 for the season and 10-5 on grass.
Thompson made it to the second round at Wimbledon, losing to Novak Djokovic after he had defeated Brandon Nakashima in the opening round after being two sets down.
Thompson won two challengers this season in Gwangju and Rome and also made it to the final of the Rosmalen Open where he lost to Tallon Griekspoor.
His best result at the Newport Open came in 2021 when he reached the semifinal and lost to Jenson Brooksby.
Kovacevic is 123rd in the ATP rankings and he has never been higher than No. 101. The American is 21-17 for the season and 2-4 on grass.
Kovacevic played in the Wimbledon qualifiers defeating Andrea Collarini and Jesper de Jong in the first two rounds before losing to Enzo Couacaud in the third round. Last week, Kovacevic played at the challenger in Chicago where he was eliminated in the second round to Alex Michelsen.
Kovacevic won two challengers this season in Waco and Cleveland.
Jordan Thompson vs Aleksandar Kovacevic Head to Head
This will be the first match between Jordan Thompson and Aleksandar Kovacevic.
Jordan Thompson vs Aleksandar Kovacevic Match Details
- When will the match between Thompson vs Kovacevic be played? The match is scheduled for July 17.
- Who is the favorite in the Thompson vs Kovacevic match? According to the bookies, Thompson is the favorite to win this match.
- Who is the defending champion of the Newport Open? Maxime Cressy won the tournament in 2022 and will defend his title this year.
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