Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM (Melbourne Park)
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Greek tennis superstar Stefanos Tsitsipas has made it into the second round of the 2020 ATP Australian Open in Melbourne. At this stage of the tournament, Stefanos Tsitsipas is set to play against Philipp Kohlschreiber from Germany.
Philipp Kohlschreiber is a hugely experienced player and he has produced strong results at the Australian Open. Philipp Kohlschreiber has reached the fourth round of the Australian Open on 3 occasions. It was a strong start to this tournament for Philipp Kohlschreiber as he defeated Marcos Giron in straight sets. The receiving was especially strong from Philipp Kohlschreiber as he won 46% of his receiving points which allowed him to break his opponent’s serve on 6 occasions. This is expected to be a much more challenging match for Philipp Kohlschreiber as he is playing against the number 6 seed.
On the other side of the coin, Stefanos Tsitsipas had a strong opening round fixture which he won in straight sets. It was a dominant performance by Tsitsipas as he won all of his service games and 6 return games. The serving was especially impressive from Stefanos Tsitsipas as hit 8 aces and won close to 80% of his service points. The Australian Open has been a strong tournament for Tsitsipas as he made the semifinals at this event in 2019. There are biggest expectations on Stefanos Tsitsipas in 2020 and he will be hoping to challenge for the title.
Philipp Kohlschreiber and Stefanos Tsitsipas have played each other twice in the past with Tsitsipas winning on both occasions. The most recent match between these two players was in 2018 at Stockholm where Tsitsipas won in straight sets.
This could be a potentially tricky match for Stefanos Tsitsipas since Philipp Kohlschreiber is hugely experienced. That being said, I see Tsitsipas winning this match. Stefanos Tsitsipas is an extremely strong player and he looks in outstanding touch. I see this match lasting 4 or 5 sets but Tsitsipas being the eventual winner.