Thanasi Kokkinakis vs. Casper Ruud Pick – ATP Geneva Open May 19, 2022

Before we get to the French Open in Paris, the ATP Tour in Switzerland for the Geneva Open. This is not the most popular tournament on the Tour, as many players use the week before the French Open to recharge their batteries and get ready for the second Grand Slam of the year.

That’s not to say there isn’t any notable names in the Geneva Open. Daniil Medvedev was in this event before he was upset against Richard Gasquet in the Round of 16.

Denis Shapovalov was also in Switzerland for tune-up work ahead of the French Open. He suffered the same fate as Medvedev, with a Round of 16 loss and early exit from the tournament.

That’s disappointing performances from both players, but not surprising in a potential look ahead. With the No. 1 and No. 3 in the tournament out of the picture, Casper Ruud is the only top-3 seed going to the quarterfinal.

Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz Garfia both took a pass on the Geneva Open to prepare for the French Open.

Ruud is in good form at the moment, but he is the next top seed to fall victim to an upset? Following a win over Federico Delbonis, Thanasi Kokkinakis is looking for a bigger upset against Ruud.

Head below for our free Kokkinakis vs. Ruud Geneva Open prediction on May 19, 2022.

Thanasi Kokkinakis vs. Casper Ruud ATP Geneva Open Live Betting Odds:

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:
Players Spread Moneyline Total
Thanasi Kokkinakis +4.5 (-115) +360 Over 21 (-110)
Casper Ruud -4.5 (-115) -480 Under 21 (-110)
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Player Data Thanasi Kokkinakis Casper Ruud
Overall Record (2022) 13-5 18-7
Overall Sets Record (2022) 26-20 38-18
Clay Court Record (2022) 2-0 12-4
Clay Court Sets Record (2022) 4-1 25-11
Career Titles 1 7
Career Record 43-53 140-79

Thanasi Kokkinakis vs. Casper Ruud Prediction:

Thanasi Kokkinakis is coming off an impressive display against the No. 7 seed. The unseeded Kokkinakis got it done over Federico Delbonis. After one set, it didn’t look good, with Kokkinakis cruising through the match.

Delbonis pasted Kokkinakis for a 6-1 first set win. It looked like a quick match was unfolding.

However, Delbonis got too complacent and allowed Kokkinakis to creep back into the match. He turned the tables with a 1-6, 7-5, 7-5 win.

Getting too comfortable and complacent in a tennis match, it doesn’t matter the opponent, is a disaster waiting to happen. Delbonis found out the hard way after allowing Kokkinakis to build up confidence in himself.

It was a good win, but Ruud is a step up in class from Delbonis. Kokkinakis is the No. 85 ranked player on the ATP Tour with 723 points. Conversely, Delbonis is 62nd with 919 points while Ruud is No. 8 in the world with 3940 points.

Which Ruud is going to show up on Thursday? He has the talent to play like one of the best on the ATP Tour, but often gets tripped up against the elite players.

Ruud always seems to fail to get over the hump, but he’s capable of beating up on weaker foes. He’s coming off an impressive performance against Benoit Paire in the Round of 16 with a 6-3, 6-1 win over the No. 67 player in the world.

Ruud was on point, with five aces to Paire’s one ace. At one point in the match, Ruud won seven straight games. In the same form against Kokkinakis, this should be a similar result.

This looks like a 6-4, 6-3 win for Ruud, as he does well enough to win and cover against Kokkinakis in the quarterfinal of the Geneva Open.


Kokkinakis vs. Ruud Pick
Kyle E / Author

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