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Australian powerhouse Thanasi Kokkinakis and Colombian maestro Daniel Galan are set to clash on the court once again. Their last battle was a hard-fought affair and with the duo impressing in recent outings, this Cincinnati Open first-round bout will surely live up to the billing. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
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Thanasi Kokkinakis vs Daniel Galan – match predictions
Over 22.5 Games
Drawing from their recent form and previous head-to-head match, it becomes evident that their battles are often marked by a relentless pursuit of victory. Considering Kokkinakis’s last match featured 30 games and Galan’s consisted of 35 games, and their only H2H duel had 25 games the stage is undoubtedly primed for an engaging contest that is expected to produce a substantial number of games. We are backing the Over 22.5 Games selection, which should help us cover our bases with the anticipated excitement and drama bound to unfold on the court.
2-1 to Thanasi Kokkinakis
We believe the final result is poised to tilt in favour of Thanasi Kokkinakis with a scoreline of 2-1. Six out of Kokkinakis’s last nine matches have ventured into deciding sets. This pattern of resilience and determination showcased by Kokkinakis in extended matches bodes well for his ability to navigate challenging situations and emerge triumphant. On the other side of the net, Galan’s last three matches have each extended to three sets, illustrating his own knack for pushing matches to their limits. As we back Kokkinakis to win, the most likely method of it being realized in a hard-fought 2-1 victory for Kokkinakis.
Thanasi Kokkinakis vs Daniel Galan preview
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the Cincinnati Open.
Thanasi Kokkinakis’s recent form has been nothing short of a remarkable comeback story, capturing the attention of tennis enthusiasts and fellow players alike. In the Toronto Open, his dedication to honing was highlighted as he forced his way into the second round after coming through the qualifiers. Kokkinakis’s victories have not only been a testament to his technical proficiency but also a reflection of his unwavering work ethic with six of his last nine matches seeing a deciding set.
Galan’s recent form has been a blend of determination and perseverance as he navigates the dynamic landscape of hard-court tennis away from his preferred red surface. His recent matches have seen him exhibit flashes of brilliance, marked by his signature fighting spirit and strategic gameplay. Galan’s victories have been characterized by his ability to dictate the tempo of matches, often relying on his consistent groundstrokes and well-placed serves to gain an edge over his opponents.
Thanasi Kokkinakis vs Daniel Galan head to head
In their solitary encounter, Kokkinakis emerged victorious, claiming a decisive win over Galan in the 2018 Morelos Challenger. Galan pushed Kokkinakis in the 7-6 and 7-5 and will hope to get over the line this time around.
Thanasi Kokkinakis vs Daniel Galan match details
- When will this match start? This match starts at 15:00 GMT on 11 August.
- What is the prize money for Cincinnati Open 2023? The total prize money for Cincinnati Open 2023 is $6,600,000.
- Who is the top seed of the Cincinnati Open? Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Swiatek have the top billing at Cincinnati Open 2023.
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