Thanasi Kokkinakis vs Jack Draper prediction and odds: Los Cabos Open 2024

Thanasi Kokkinakis vs Jack Draper prediction and odds: Los Cabos Open 2024

Yet another exciting ATP tournament is upon us, and of course, I have a selection of tennis predictions today for you to scroll through. This time, however, it’s a first round contest of the Los Cabos Open between Kokkinakis and Draper that I will focus on. As for my predictions – these are available below.

Our favourite Thanasi Kokkinakis vs Jack Draper predictions

This upcoming match between Draper and Kokkinakis should be a fun game to watch. Both guys are rather flashy, and they can produce big shots out of nowhere. This will be the second time that they compete against one another on the ATP Tour too, and Draper won their first match 7-6 in the deciding set.

So, what does all of this mean for my predictions for this game? Let me share them now.

Kokkinakis to win @ 12/5 (3.40)

I know that Draper won the first meeting with Kokkinakis, but he hasn’t played since the Australian Open. In contrast, Kokkinakis has at least been active, and he has earned a few wins between Melbourne and Los Cabos. Therefore, I feel he will be sharper than Draper and produce an upset here.

Kokkinakis +3.5 games handicap @ 17/20 (1.85)

If Kokkinakis is to secure a win here or run Draper close, this market then becomes a clear contender to be a winner too. That said, Kokkinakis definitely has the kind of game to cause Draper problems, hence this is the perfect complement to my first prediction.

Thanasi Kokkinakis vs Jack Draper odds

The implied probability for Draper to win this match is 76.90% while the chance for Kokkinakis is 29.40%.

A blockbuster first round clash on the cards in Los Cabos

This match sees the world number 103 (Kokkinakis) taking on the world number 53 (Draper). It should be a close one, and the following previews give a bit more information on the upcoming contest:

Thanasi Kokkinakis preview

I’ve always been a fan of the way Kokkinakis plays. He has a big serve, a dangerous forehand, and he competes hard. This is also true of Draper, which is probably why their first meeting went the distance. Additionally, Kokkinakis did qualify for Delray Beach last week before losing his opening match.

Jack Draper preview

Jack Draper is an exciting prospect in men’s tennis, and he may go down as one of the best British tennis players if he stays healthy. He’s a talented and strong lefty with plenty of weapons in his game. Yet, he seems to struggle physically at the moment, which could give Kokkinakis an edge in the humid conditions of Los Cabos. And finally, Draper hasn’t played since losing to Tommy Paul in the second round of the Australian Open.

Kokkinakis vs Draper head to head

Jack Draper won the only meeting between these guys, and this match was played in 2023. That said, it went right down to the wire, with Draper winning 7-6 in the final set (7-4 in the tie-break).

Key match details

Kokkinakis vs Draper prediction

  • Match Schedule – February 20th, 03:00 GMT
  • Venue – Los Cabos, Mexico
  • Viewing Options – Sky Sports, Tennis TV

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