TennisSection previews the 2023 Miami Masters first-round match featuring Jason Kubler vs Thiago Monteiro on Thursday, March 23, 2023.
Jason Kubler vs Thiago Monteiro Match Preview
Jason Kubler has not lost a first-round match on the ATP Tour this year. Will he keep that streak intact at the Miami Masters when he battles Brazil’s Thiago Monteiro?
Jason Kubler is 9-5 for the season, sitting at a career-high #70 ahead of his Miami Masters debut. The Aussie has played decently on the ATP Tour in 2023, as highlighted by his undefeated streak in first-round matches. Kubler recorded his best result this past two weeks in Indian Wells where he reached the third round at the expense of an injured Grigor Dimitrov. Can he emulate that run in Florida?
Thiago Monteiro will look to arrest his recent two-match losing streak, the most recent of those coming in the first round of Indian Wells at the hands of Guido Pella. Monteiro is an all-court player despite recording strong results on the clay. He has enormous power of that lefty forehand, but the drawback has been his consistency to adapt to surfaces outside the red clay. Let’s see if he can pull off a surprise at the 2023 Miami Masters.
Jason Kubler vs Thiago Monteiro Prediction and Pick
Jason Kubler and Thiago Monteiro have not played each other on the ATP Tour, but at the Challenger level, Kubler leads 1-0. Surface preference should a major factor in this one. We expect Kubler, with his massive serve and improving net play to come to the fore and not give Monteiro any room to feel comfortable on the court. Back the Aussie to make the second round at the Miami Masters.
Free Tennis Prediction and Pick: Jason Kubler ML (-250)
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