TennisSection previews the 2023 Adelaide International as Maxime Cressy takes on Thanasi Kokkinakis in the Round of 32 on Monday, January 2, 2023.
Will Maxime Cressy get the win? Will Thanasi Kokkinakis pull off the upset? This will be a fascinating one, where we have the home favorite taking on a unique playstyle. Who will triumph and move through to the Round of 16 at the Adelaide International?
Maxime Cressy had a good 2022, using his serve and volley tactics to full capacity. As he looks to capitalize on the quick conditions down under, he’ll have to face a very tough first match in Thanasi Kokkinakis, a player who had great success in Australia last year. If he wants to come through here, he’ll need to play aggressively and try to get through his service games as effectively as possible, since we’ll likely be seeing some very tight sets here at the 2023 Adelaide International.
Thanasi Kokkinakis won his maiden title here last year, and he’ll be looking to rerun those results. Maxime Cressy is a tough first-round match, but it could’ve been even harder. If he wants to win this one, he’ll have to call on his home crowd and try to play to the support he’ll be getting, as well as take care of his serve and find a way to deal with the serve and volleying. Let’s see if he can pull off the upset for a spot in the last 16 at the 2023 Adelaide International.
Maxime Cressy and Thanasi Kokkinakis have never met before, with this being their first career meeting. Cressy, now ranked in the 30s, is the clear favorite by rankings taking on Kokkinakis who is currently sitting at 94. Kokkinakis can definitely play above his ranking though, especially here in Australia. Let’s see if the American is up to the task as he aims to move on to the Round of 16 of the 2023 Adelaide International. Last time out in Melbourne, Cressy reached the final, so he clearly loves these conditions and we reckon he might have enough down the stretch to come out on top.
Free Tennis Prediction and Pick: Maxime Cressy in 3 sets.
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