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Adelaide International 2 2023: Miomir Kecmanovic vs. Thanasi Kokkinakis Tennis Pick and Prediction

TennisSection previews the 2023 Adelaide International 2 as Miomir Kecmanovic takes on Thanasi Kokkinakis in the quarterfinal on Thursday, January 12, 2023.

After recording the biggest upset of the Adelaide International 2, Thanasi Kokkinakis is now three matches away from defending his title in his home city. The Australian wild card will now battle Serbia’s Miomir Kecmanovic for a place in the last four. Who will prevail?

While it was delight and delirium in the night session after Thanasi Kokkinakis’ epic win, it was heartbreak for Jason Kubler who lost in a dramatic three-setter to Miomir Kecmanovic. The Serbian No. 2 came from a set down to win 5-7 7-6 6-4 and is into his first quarterfinal of the season at the Adelaide International 2. How will he fare against the defending champion who just doesn’t know when he’s beaten?

Thanasi Kokkinakis had no business winning the blockbuster second-round match on Wednesday, but boy did he deliver. Kokkinakis came up with the right repertoire of shots at vital moments to stop Rublev’s comeback in his tracks. Not even a replayed point on match point made him flinch. His serve was a bedrock, his forehand was bigger than Rublev’s which is no mean feat and he just didn’t give the Russian any room to dictate proceedings. He will absolutely get raucous support from every point when he plays Miomir Kecmanovic on Thursday.

Miomir Kecmanovic and Thanasi Kokkinakis have not played each other on the ATP Tour. Thursday’s match at the Adelaide International 2 will be their first official meeting. He may be ranked outside the world’s Top 100, but Kokkinakis is playing Top-20 level tennis this week, and his latest shock win is a testament to his talent. The crowd was electric and that’s the least you can expect for a man who loves playing in his home city. His confidence should be through the roof, and it is hard to see anyone stopping him now.

Free Tennis Prediction and Pick: Thanasi Kokkinakis in 3 sets.

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