Mikhail Kukushkin vs Andrey Rublev
25/10/2018 @ 11:00pm AEST
Tonight in Vienna, Mikhail Kukushkin and Andrey Rublev jump back onto court for their second matchup in under a week, after Kukushkin soundly beat the young Russian only a few nights ago in qualifying.
In their previous encounter, Kukushkin entered as the underdog but emerged victorious in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3. Such a display of bravado will be catalysing his confidence coming into tonight’s matchup, whilst Rublev – still a bookie favourite – will need to do some soul searching to get back in the game.
Kukushkin is in excellent form, and will be feeling even MORE confident about his odds tonight after ousting top-seeded Grigor Dimitrov last night in 3 sets, serving at 71% and winning 40% of return points as the underdog.
History often repeats itself in tennis, so we’re taking Kukushkin to close out the young Russian once again.
Our Free Tennis Pick: Mikhail Kukushkin to win ($1.96)