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/In a clash between two players battling fitness issues, Thanasi Kokkinakis emerged victorious against Gael Monfils in a stroke of luck during the first round of ATP Atlanta. He now meets compatriot Alex de Minaur in round two, with the world number 17 making taking his bow in Atlanta after being given a first-round bye. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
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Thanasi Kokkinakis vs Alex de Minaur – Match Predictions
Over 20.5 Games
As the two Australians lock horns, we expect a tough battle. Kokkinakis’ skill was on display against Gael Monfils, where he came back from a 6-1 first-round surrender to force a deciding set and then triumph on a tiebreaker. De Minaur’s recent outings on hard court have not been fruitful and he will take his time to get going. He will be cautious against his compatriot, making it an exciting bow. With Kokkinakis’ recent matches seeing tiebreaks and three sets on the hard court, we are backing Over 20.5 Games in this meeting.
2-1 to Alex de Minaur
Kokkinakis struggled against an injury-prone Monfils and made matters worse for him. De Minaur will not make the same mistake but he has a tendency to complicate matters. Three of the ATP 17-ranked star’s last four fixtures have been three-set affairs. De Minaur won two of these encounters. His compatriot will try to complicate matters for him but he should have enough in the tank to get over the line, even if a deciding set is needed.
Thanasi Kokkinakis vs Alex de Minaur Preview
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the Atlanta Open.
Thanasi Kokkinakis survived against Gael Monfils despite fitness concerns. He fought fiercely for over two hours, showcasing determination and skill. Kokkinakis’ previous campaigns in Atlanta ended in early exits, but he proved his mettle with a quarterfinal appearance in his home tournament in Adelaide. As he faces Alex de Minaur, Kokkinakis will aim to build on his recent form and demonstrate his potential on the court.
Alex de Minaur
Alex de Minaur’s season has been filled with ups and downs, as he faced early exits and mixed performances in 2023. However, he bounced back with impressive runs, notably winning the biggest title of his career in Acapulco and securing a runner-up finish at Queen’s Club. In Atlanta, he is no stranger to success, having claimed his first ATP title outside of Australia four years ago and repeating the feat in 2022. Although he suffered two upsets in the United States earlier this year, de Minaur remains a formidable competitor on the court.
Thanasi Kokkinakis vs Alex de Minaur Head to Head
De Minaur and Kokkinakis have never faced each other on the ATP tour, making their head-to-head record 0-0. As they meet for the first time in the second round of ATP Atlanta, both players have the opportunity to establish their dominance and claim the upper hand in their rivalry.
Thanasi Kokkinakis vs Alex de Minaur Match Details
- When will this match start? This match starts at 01:30 GMT on 27 July.
- What is the prize money for Atlanta Open 2023? The total prize money for Atlanta Open 2023 is $737,170.
- Who is the top seed of the Atlanta Open? Taylor Fritz has top billing at Atlanta Open 2023.
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