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As the Shanghai Masters unfolds, the tennis world turns its attention to the intriguing clash between Daniel Evans and Mikhail Kukushkin, each with their own distinct tennis journey. Expect sparks to fly in a match that promises drama and intensity.
Our favourite Mikhail Kukushkin vs Daniel Evans – match predictions
- 1 Our favourite Mikhail Kukushkin vs Daniel Evans – match predictions
- 2 Shanghai Masters: Evans takes on Kukushkin in second round
- 3 Key match details
Kukushkin arrived in this meeting after a 2-1 win over 81-ranked Alexandre Muller. Evans had a first-round bye as the 30th seed and will want to get a better result than his defeat to eventual China Open champion Jannik Sinner in three sets.
2-0 to Daniel Evans @ 18/25 (1.72)
Kukushkin has forced his way onto the main draw from the qualifying rounds. However, it is only the second time in 2023 that he has reached the main draw on the ATP tour. Evans will fancy his chances in spite of all the problems of consistency. He showcased his pedigree against Sinner in Beijing, claiming the tiebreaker in the second set before his eventual loss. Kukushkin is not the same player as the Toronto and China Open winner and should concede to Evans in straight sets.
Under 21.5 Games @ 87/100 (1.87)
The Kazakh ace has become a staple of the Challenger circuit and finding his bearings against Evans will be tough. He was exposed at the US Open by Enzo Couacaud and Nuno Borges in Astana. While not a spring chicken himself, Evans is two years younger than Kukushkin and still plying his trade at the highest level. The British player should make little work of his challenge and end his adventures in Shanghai under 21.5 games.
Mikhail Kukushkin vs Daniel Evans odds
In the upcoming Shanghai Masters clash, Evans is the odds-on favourite with a strong 79.4% implied probability of winning against Kukushkin. Evans, known for his crafty playing style, aims to showcase his capabilities, while Kukushkin seeks to defy the odds with a 26.7% chance of success.
The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, and the odds are subject to change. We recommend checking with your bookmaker before placing a bet.
Shanghai Masters: Evans takes on Kukushkin in second round
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.
Mikhail Kukushkin preview
Kukushkin’s recent journey has been a tale of highs and lows, falling from being considered a formidable force on the tour to facing challenges in maintaining the consistency that marked his earlier career. Currently ranked outside the top 200, the Kazakhstani player is on a quest to rediscover his winning ways. In the qualifying rounds and his 2-1 first-round win over Alexandre Muller, Mikhail showed glimpses of his former brilliance with flashes of inspired play, but these moments were also followed by an unexpected loss of concentration.
Daniel Evans preview
Evans has had a season filled with twists and turns, making him one of the most unpredictable players on the ATP tour. With ten first-round exits and a recent ATP 500 win in Washington, the British ace showcased both sides of his outstanding shot-making and penchant for waywardness. At the US Open, he was the first to shave off a set against Carlos Alcaraz and followed it by three-set wins over Alex de Minaur and Arthur Fils. He remains an exciting prospect to watch, more so by the elusive consistency leaving fans to wonder what side of the Evans they will find on the court that day.
Mikhail Kukushkin vs Daniel Evans head-to-head
Daniel Evans and Mikhail Kukushkin are set to cross racquets for the first time, adding an element of unpredictability to their Shanghai Masters clash.
Key match details
- When will this match start? This match starts at 08:30 GMT on 7th October.
- Where can you watch the Shanghai Masters? Fans in the UK can tune into Amazon Prime Video to catch Shanghai Masters action.
- Who is the reigning Shanghai Masters champion? Daniil Medvedev is the reigning Shanghai Masters champion.
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