Thanasi Kokkinakis victorious over Thai Kwiatkowski 2-6 6-2 6-1 in the semifinal in Tiburon Challenger on Saturday. Kokkinakis will face Tommy Paul in the final.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Kwiatkowski had a great start in this set after breaking Kokkinakis in the 1st game (1-0) before consolidating his break and lead 4-0. The American reinforced his lead after breaking Kokkinakis in the 3rd (3-0) game before winning the set (6-2).

A crucial moment of the match was when Kwiatkowski won 4 consecutive games in the 1st set to change the scoreline from 0-0 to 4-0.

2nd set.

Kokkinakis had a strong start of this set after breaking Kwiatkowski in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating his break and lead 5-0. However, that wasn’t sufficient for Thanasi to win the set because Thai managed to break back in the 7th (2-5) game. Kokkinakis kept his cool to break Thai in the 8th (6-2) game.

A crucial moment of the match was when Thanasi won 5 consecutive games in the 2nd set to change the scoreline from 0-0 to 5-0.

3rd set.

Thanasi won the set after he broke the American in the 4th (3-1) and in the 6th (5-1) game. That break resulted decisive for Kokkinakis to win the set because he didn’t drop his serve during the rest of the set.

Thai was not able to offer any resistance in the last 5 games of the set (from 1-1 to 6-1).

1st
Kokkinakis
Kwiatkowski
2-6
2
6
2
5
1
5
1
4
0
4
0
3
0
2
0
1
2nd
Kokkinakis
Kwiatkowski
6-2
6
2
5
2
5
1
5
0
4
0
3
0
2
0
1
0
3rd
Kokkinakis
Kwiatkowski
6-1
6
1
5
1
4
1
3
1
2
1
1
1
1
0

Statistics

At the end of the match, Kokkinakis scored 79 points vs. Thai’s 61 points.

The Australian served exceptionally well to win 81% of the points (34/42) behind his first serve. Nevertheless he won only 36% points (13/36) on his second serve. Kokkinakis was exceptional in converting all the break points (5/5). On the other side, Kwiatkowski was struggling in converting his break points since he converted only 38% of his break points (3/8). That was one of the key issues for his demise.

After this match, the head to head between Kokkinakis and Kwiatkowski is 2-0.

Next Match: Thanasi Kokkinakis vs. Tommy Paul – stats

Kokkinakis will face Paul in the final.

There is no head to head record between Thanasi Kokkinakis and Tommy Paul since this will be the first time that they will square off in the main tour.

Tennis Scores in Tiburon Challenger

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