Kei Nishikori (# 7 ATP, 30-year-old) is facing Mikhail Kukushkin (# 58 ATP, 32 years old) on Monday, July 8 at 16:00 at ATP Wimbledon’s best. The two athletes have met nine times so far, and the nippon has been forced every time. In fact, Nishikori gave him only two sets of kazak. The most recent match took place at ATP Vienna in October 2018. Of course, this time, Kei Nishikori is also the great favorite of the duel.
1.The form of players and the latest direct results
- Last direct meeting: Kei Nishikori – Mikhail Kukushkin 2-0, on October 27, 2018 at ATP Vienna (hard)
- Form Kei Nishikori (last 5 games): W W W W L
- Form Mikhail Kukushkin (last 5 games): W W W L L
2.Advanced and statistics
Kei Nishikori (# 7 ATP, 30-year-old) is coming after a minimum set of Steve Johnson sets, following ATP Wimbledon’s third tour after just 27 strokes. Throughout the game, Nishikori has earned 85% of the points on the first service, 56% of the second. Nishikori has won 78% of his points on his own, turning six of the 14 chances he has had. He sent the first service in the field in three quarters of cases, losing a single gem on his own hand and winning 23 winning strokes.The Nippon won all nine sets played in this All England Club edition, and its last two games ended in less than two hours. Nishikori hopes to reach a 12th time in a quarter final of the Grand Slam – it would only be the second time at Wimbledon. In fact, a win in the game on Monday would give Nishikori the chance to participate for the fifth consecutive time in this phase of a Grand Slam tournament. He has won nine of the last 10 matches played on the grass.
Mikhail Kukushkin (# 58 ATP, 32-year-old) is coming after a four-set victory with Jan-Lennard Struff, just after 44 games. During the third round of ATP Wimbledon’s tournament, Kukushkin won 63% of the points on the first service, 56% of the second. He earned 63% of the points played on his own, turning three of the 13 chances of the break. He sent the first service in the field in 71% of the time, saving 13 of the 15 balls he gave to his opponent and winning 47 winning strokes.Kukushin played 12 sets to reach the optimum and managed at least 35 winning wins in each game. He hopes to be the first in a quarter final of the Grand Slam. Kazakh has played in the finals of a tournament of this kind only in 2012 when he left the Australian Open in round four. Kukushkin has only three wins in the top 10 tennis player games, and the most recent one at Erste Bank Open last year. He has won three of the last six matches played on the grass.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Kei Nishikori vs Mikhail Kukushkin
Nishikori unconditionally dominates Kukushkin with regard to direct encounters and seems to have a serious psychological advantage before this game. In addition, the nippon crosses an excellent form and has not given any set in this edition of the All England Club tournament. Under these circumstances, I expect Nishikori to carry on this tradition and not to give up any set in the Monday duel.
Prediction Today: Nishikori 3-0