Richard Berankis gets by Thanasi Kokkinakis 2-6 6-4 6-3 in the quarter in Vancouver Challenger on Friday. Berankis will try to go further in the tournament when he will face Go Soeda in the semifinal.
Score, report, and key facts
Thanasi in this set stepped up in great fashion to overplay the Lithuanian and eventually he won 6-2 after breaking the Lithuanian in the 3rd (2-1) and in the 7th (5-2) game.
The set was pretty even as both sides managed to hold the serve. The only difference was 1 break that the Lithuanian conquered in the 10th game (6-4).
Berankis conquered a good lead at the beginning of the set after breaking Kokkinakis in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating his break and lead 3-0. That break was sufficient for the Lithuanian to win the set (6-3) as no one dropped a serve anymore.
Kokkinakis lost the 2nd game (2-0) when he was 40-0 up.
At the end of the match, the Lithuanian scored 80 points vs. Thanasi’s 76 points.
The Lithuanian was remarkable in converting all the break points (2/2). On the other side, the Australian was pretty focused in converting 67% of the break points that he procured points (2/3). Yet, that was not enough to win the contest.
After this contest, the head to head between Berankis and Kokkinakis is 1-0.
Next Match: Richard Berankis vs. Go Soeda – stats
Berankis will come up against Soeda in the semifinal.
There is no head to head record between Richard Berankis and Go Soeda since this will be the first time that they will square off at pro level.
Tennis Scores in Vancouver Challenger
- Maxime JanvierMaxime – Liam BroadyLiam (7-5 7-5) – See score progression
- Richard BerankisRichard – Thanasi KokkinakisThanasi (2-6 6-4 6-3) – See score progression
- Go SoedaGo – Enzo CouacaudEnzo (7-63 3-6 6-4) – See score progression
- Jason JungJason – Marc PolmansMarc (5-7 6-4 6-4) – See score progression