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Musetti is one of the youngest players in the Top 20 and will have a chance to go deep at the National Bank Open as he faces Kokkinakis who is ranked way lower.
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Lorenzo Musetti vs Thanasi Kokkinakis – Match Predictions
Bith Musetti and Kokkinakis play attractive tennis and that makes this match a must-watch. Muestti prefers playing on clay but he is still the favorite to win this match.
Lorenzo Musetti to win
Kokkinakis had to go through the qualifiers to get to the main draw and this will be his fourth match in five days. That will definitely play a role in this match but even if he was rested, Musetti is still the better player. The Italian has shown high maturity for his age and he will be the one with the control in this one.
Under 22.5 games
Kokkinakis has a solid serve but simply is not on the level Musetti is at the moment. The Italian moves well on the court and will be very aggressive against the Australian which will see this match finish in straight sets and under 22.5 games in total.
Lorenzo Musetti vs Thanasi Kokkinakis Preview
Kokkinakis has his bests season in a while which took him to the second round of the National Bank Open. He had three long matches this week and the match against Musetti will be very challenging for him.
Lorenzo Musetti is 19th in the ATP rankings which is a slight drop from his career-high 15th place. The 21-year-old is 28-19 for the season and 5-4 on hard.
In the opening round of the Canadian Open, Musetti defeated Yohishito Nishioka 6-4, 6-1. Last week he played in Hamburg, where he reached the quarterfinals losing to Laslo Djere. At Wimbledon, the reached the third round and failed to Hubert Hurkacz.
Musetti’s played in two semifinals this season losing to Casper Ruud in Bastad and Stefanos Tsitsipas in Barcelona.
Last season, Musetti won two titles in Napoli and Hamburg.
Kokkinakis is 86th in the ATP rankings and he has never been higher than No. 69. The Australian is 31-18 for the season and 23-11 on hard.
Kokkinakis made it to the second round at the Toronto Open after defeating Borna Gojo and Corentine Lestienne in the qualifiers and then went past Zhizhen Zhang in the first round of the main draw.
Earlier this year, Kokkinakis won the challenger in Manama defeating Abedallah Shelbayh in the final.
Lorenzo Musetti vs Thanasi Kokkinakis Head to Head
This will be the first match between Musetti and Kokkinakis.
Lorenzo Musetti vs Thanasi Kokkinakis Match Details
- When will the match between Musetti vs Kokkinakis be played? The match is scheduled for August 9.
- Who is the favorite in the match between Musetti vs Kokkinakis? Given the odds, Musetti is a slight favorite to win this match.
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