Taro Daniel vs Thanasi Kokkinakis Prediction and Odds: Citi Open 2023

Taro Daniel and Thanasi Kokkinakis are all set to go head-to-head in the first round of the Citi Open. As they vie for a spot in the next round, both players will be eager to find their rhythm on the hard courts with the US Open right around the corner. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

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Taro Daniel vs Thanasi Kokkinakis – Match Predictions

Thanasi Kokkinakis to Win

Following his first-round ousting at the All-England Club, Daniel returned to plying his trade on clay courts. On the other hand, Kokkinakis was seen on the hard courts of Granby and Atlanta, progressing to the second round at each time of asking. The Australian has a 19-10 record on the surface in 2023, much better than Daniel’s 13-8. Given Kokkinakis’ penchant for hard court, we are backing him to progress at his Japanese rival’s expense.

2-1 to Thanasi Kokkinakis

Due to injury or not, matches between Kokkinakis and Daniel have not seen sets exchanged. We believe it will not be the case in this duel. Kokkinakis’ transition from grass to hard court was seamless with wins against Monfils and Kypson. Daniel has yet to play on the surface since his third-round ousting in Miami Open. Kokkinakis’ most recent couple of wins have come in three sets and the inspired Daniel can cause him problems that can see the Australian claim another win thanks to a deciding set.

Taro Daniel vs Thanasi Kokkinakis Preview

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the Citi Open.

Taro Daniel

Taro Daniel’s 2023 season has seen him record a 23-21 win-loss record across various surfaces. His prowess on hard courts stands out, with a commendable 13-8 record, illustrating his adaptability to challenging playing conditions. Noteworthy performances include reaching the quarterfinals in Acapulco and Cagliari Challenger. Additionally, he showcased his ability to compete at prestigious events like Indian Wells and Miami, advancing to the third round.

Thanasi Kokkinakis

It has been a promising 2023 season for Kokkinakis, registering a commendable 27-17 win-loss record. On hard courts, his performances stand out with a remarkable 19-10 record, showcasing his strength on the faster surface. He has shown his potential by claiming the Manama Challenger while also reaching the semifinals in Adelaide and the quarterfinals in Cagliari Challenger. Additionally, Kokkinakis displayed his capabilities on clay with an 8-5 record, including a notable third-round appearance at the French Open.

Taro Daniel vs Thanasi Kokkinakis Head to Head

The head-to-head record between Daniel and Kokkinakis stands at two meetings. Kokkinakis took the upper hand in their first encounter during the Miami 2018 qualifiers, claiming a 2-0 victory. However, Daniel had his moment of triumph at the 2019 Australian Open when Kokkinakis retired while trailing 1-0. As they prepare to face each other again at the Citi Open, both players will be eager to break the tie and secure a significant win in their rivalry.

Taro Daniel vs Thanasi Kokkinakis Match Details

Citi Open
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  • When will this match start? This match starts at 15:00 GMT on 01 August.
  • Who is the top seed of the Citi Open? Taylor Fritz and Jessica Pegula are the top seeds at Citi Open 2023.
  • Where is the match being played? Citi Open fixtures are played at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Centre.

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