Jordan Thompson vs Kei Nishikori Prediction and Odds: Atlanta Open 2023

Kei Nishikori is back at the Atlanta Open for the first time after 11 years and he is hoping that this tournament will bring him back where he belongs on the tour. The former world No. 4 will take on Jordan Thompson in the opening round.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Jordan Thompson vs Kei Nishikori – Match Predictions

Kei Nishikori is finally back on the tour after almost two years recovering from injury. The Japanese is far from his best form and it is a major quaestion if he will ever be back there but all tennis fans are excited to see him back before the US Open.

Kei Nishikori to win

Nishikori and Thompson know each other very well as they have played in difference stages of their career. Both players need a huge confidence boost at the moment and the feeling is that Nishikori is the one who wants it more. He has been playing solid since his return to action and his movement and competitiveness will get him through to the second round of the tournament.

Over 22.5 games

Both players are pretty short but still have a reliable first serve. The move well on the court which will make this a nice match to watch. Both of them need this win to have a good start of the US Open series and none of them will get down without a fight which means that we will watch a match that will go over 22.5 games.

Jordan Thompson vs Kei Nishikori Preview

Every true tennis fan wants to see Nishikori back in the top of the game. He is hoping to return to the big stage at the US Open and a win in the opening round in Atlanta will be a real boost for him.

Jordan Thompson

Thompson is currently 69th in the ATP rankings and his career best is No. 43. The Australian is 31-19 for the season and 13-9 on hard.

He is coming off a third round loss to Adrian Mannarino in Newport.

His best results this season were the titles in Gwangju and Rome, both on the Challenger tour.

Kei Nishikori

Former world No. 4 has fallen to 438th place in the ATP rankings. Nishikori has recently returned from injury and has a solid 8-2 record for the season and all of his matches he played on hard surface.

He is coming off a 7-6, 3-6, 6-1 loss to Alex Michelsen at the Chicago Challenger.

Jordan Thompson vs Kei Nishikori Head to Head

Kei Nishikori leads the head to head 2-1 against Jordan Thompson. The last time they played was in the second round at Wimbledon in 2021 when Thompson won 7-5, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3. Nishikori won in the quarterfinals in Brisbane in 2017 6-1, 6-1 and two years earlier at the same stage in Kooyong 6-4, 3-6, 7-6.

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Jordan Thompson vs Kei Nishikori Match Details

  • When will the match between Thompson vs Nishikori be played? The match is scheduled for July 25.
  • When was the last time Kei Nishikori won an ATP title? The last title Nishikori won was in 2019 in Brisbane.
  • Who is the defending champion of the Atlanta Open? Alex de Minaur won the tournament in 2022.

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