Mikhail Kukushkin defeats Damir Dzumhur 7-62 6-2 in the 2nd round in St. Petersburg on Wednesday. Kukushkin is going to play against Joao Sousa in the quarter.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

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.

2nd set.

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.

1st
Kukushkin
Dzumhur
7-6
7
6
6
6
5
6
5
5
4
5
4
4
3
4
2
4
2
3
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1
2nd
Kukushkin
Dzumhur
6-2
6
2
5
2
4
2
4
1
3
1
2
1
1
1
1
0

Statistics

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.

This will be the 4th time that Mikhail Kukushkin and Joao Sousa fight against each other. The head to head is 2-1 for Kukushkin (see full H2H stats), 1-0 on I.hard.

The last time that they squared off, Sousa won 6-3 6-4 6-3 in the 1st round in Melbourne back in 2016.

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