Thanasi Kokkinakis returned to North American hard courts in Atlanta but he lost the opening match to Andres Martin, an American youngster who completely outplayed the Aussie. Some of that experience will suit him well moving forward and he’ll look to build upon that 15-6 record on hard courts. Kokkinakis is a natural fit on the surface having grown up in Australia. He has had a decent year so far with a 19-12 record but also a year with not much consistency. He played the whole clay and grass season with very little consistency and perhaps a return to hard courts will do him well.
Fernando Verdasco is not thinking about retirement as the Spanish player travelled all around the world this year to play tennis. In spite of his age, he’s still quite capable of playing a decent match and his record so far proves it. He’s 25-21 which is solid and 10- on hard courts which is pretty strong. Most of those matches came on the challenger tour so that’s important to remember. Besides Wimbledon a couple of weeks ago, all of his events have been Challenger ones and he did not have too much success on those. It seems like his level is dropping recently so that’s a bad sign for him.
Thanasi Kokkinakis vs Fernando Verdasco Match Details
Tournament: Washington DC Open (Citi Open)
Date: August 3, 2022
Round: First round (Round of 64).
Venue: Washington D.C., United States.
Category: ATP 500.
Prize money: $1,953,285.
Thanasi Kokkinakis vs Fernando Verdasco head to head record
They played twice before and Verdasco won both matches.
Thanasi Kokkinakis vs Fernando Verdasco Prediction
Thanasi Kokkinakis never beat Fernando Verdasco in the past but I think he’ll do it in this spot. This is a must-win for Kokkinakis because a loss here would impact his confidence quite a bit. Kokkinakis has been playing better as of late so he should have this one in the bag.
Prediction: Kokkinakis to win in straight sets.
Thanasi Kokkinakis last three performances
- Atlanta Open: Round of 32- l. Martin 3-6, 2-6
- Wimbledon: Round of 64- l. Djokovic 1-6, 4-6, 2-6
- Wimbledon: Round of 128- b. Majchrzak 7-6(5), 6-2, 7-5
Fernando Verdasco last three performances
- Castilla Open: Round of 16- l. Nava 6-7, 5-7
- Castlla Open: Round of 32- b. Moriya 6-4, 6-2
- Salzburg Challenger: Round of 32- l. Zeppieri 1-6, 6-1, 6-7
Broadcast and Live Stream Details
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- India – Discovery/ Tennis TV
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