Score, report, and key facts
Mikhail won the set after recovering from 1 break down. In fact, after dropping his serve in the 6th (2-4) game, The Kazakhstani broke back in the 7th (3-4) game before winning the set at the following breaker at 2.
Kukushkin in this set played at a much higher level than Damir and for that reason he won 6-2 after breaking Damir in the 4th (3-1) and in the 8th (6-2) game.
At the end of the match, Mikhail scored 79 points vs. Damir’s 71 points.
Mikhail won this match even if he was not so effective in converting his break points as he converted only 30% (3/10). On the other side, Dzumhur was far from perfect in converting his break points because he converted only 20% of his break points (1/5). That was one of the key issues for his demise.
After this contest, the head to head between Kukushkin and Dzumhur is 2-3 for Damir.
Next Match: Mikhail Kukushkin vs. Joao Sousa – stats
Kukushkin will compete against Sousa in the quarter.
The last time that they squared off, Sousa won 6-3 6-4 6-3 in the 1st round in Melbourne back in 2016.
Tennis Scores in St. Petersburg
- Matteo BerrettiniBerrettini – Roberto Carballes BaenaCarballes Baena (6-1 6-2) – See score progression
- Joao SousaSousa – Karen KhachanovKhachanov (7-62 6-4) – See score progression
- Borna CoricCoric – Marton FucsovicsFucsovics (6-75 7-5 3-0 ret.) – See score progression
- Andrey RublevRublev – Richard BerankisBerankis (6-4 6-75 6-1) – See score progression
- Casper RuudRuud – Salvatore CarusoCaruso (6-3 6-4) – See score progression
- Daniil MedvedevMedvedev – Evgeny DonskoyDonskoy (7-5 6-3) – See score progression
- Mikhail KukushkinKukushkin – Damir DzumhurDzumhur (7-62 6-2) – See score progression
- Egor GerasimovGerasimov – Adrian MannarinoMannarino (6-3 6-1) – See score progression