Greek tennis superstar, Stefanos Tsitsipas will be playing at the 2019 ATP Monte Carlo Masters. Tsitsipas received an opening round bye due to his high seeding so he will begin his tournament in the second round where he will face Mikhail Kukushkin.
Mikhail Kukushkin beat Jeremy Chardy in straight sets in the previous round. It was a very convincing performance by Kukushkin as he impressed with his serving. During the win, Mikhail Kukushkin won 72% of his service points which resulted in him winning all of his service games. Mikhail Kukushkin also won 3 break points to set up a comfortable win.
On the other side of the coin, Stefanos Tsitsipas last played at the ATP Miami Open. Tsitsipas had a good run in Miami as he finished second in the doubles event and made the quarterfinals of the singles event. It has been a very strong 2019 season for Stefanos Tsitsipas as he made the semifinals of the Australian Open, finished second at the Dubai Tennis Championship and won the Open 13 in France. Stefanos Tsitsipas in the number 6 seed for this tournament and the Greek superstar will enter this match filled with confidence considering his recent results.
Stefanos Tsitsipas and Mikhail Kukushkin have played each other twice in the past with Tsitsipas winning on both occasions. The most recent match between these two players was earlier in the season at the final of the Open 13 where Stefanos Tsitsipas won in straight sets.
As far as this match is concerned, I am going to pick Stefanos Tsitsipas to win. Stefanos Tsitsipas has established himself as a top player this season and he has consistently performed at most tournaments. Mikhail Kukushkin is a very experienced player but I don’t see him having enough power to compete with the flare of Stefanos Tsitsipas. Stefanos Tsitsipas is the stronger player and I see him winning.