Score, report, and key facts
Lucas in this set played a much better tennis than the Australian and eventually he won 6-2 after breaking Thanasi in the 6th (4-2) and in the 8th (6-2) game.
Kokkinakis was outplayed in the last 4 games of the set (from 2-2 to 6-2).
The set was even with both players refusing to concede anything to the opposition. Eventually, the only discrepancy was one break that the Australian conquered in the 9th game (5-4) before winning the set (6-4).
Thanasi won the set after he broke Pouille in the 5th (3-2) and in the 9th (6-3) game. That break was sufficient for the Australian to win the set because he didn’t drop his serve in the rest of the set.
At the end of the match, the Australian scored 96 points vs. Pouille’s 91 points.
Thanasi fired 12 aces and he committed 4 double faults. Kokkinakis won this match even if he was struggling in converting his break points since he converted only 38% (3/8). On the other side, Lucas was far from perfect in converting his break points because he converted only 33% of his break points (2/6). That was one of the key issues for his defeat.
After this contest, the head to head between Kokkinakis and Pouille is 1-0 for Thanasi.
Next Match: Thanasi Kokkinakis vs. Radu Albot – H2H and stats
Kokkinakis will come up against Albot in the quarter.
There is no head to head record between Thanasi Kokkinakis and Radu Albot since this will be the first time that they will clash against each other in the main tour.