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Ugo Humbert vs Mikhail Kukushkin - 2/23/19 ATP Tour - Open 13 Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

French tennis player, Ugo Humbert, will play against Mikhail Kukushkin in the semifinals of the 2019 ATP Open 13 in Marseille.

Mikhail Kukushkin enters this match having beaten Andrey Rublev in straights sets in his previous match. During the victory, Kukushkin served exceptionally well as he won 68% of his service points which ensured he won 89% of his service games. In addition to his serve, Kukushkin was also very strong while receiving as he broke Rublev’s serve on 4 occasions. It has been a good tournament for Mikhail Kukushkin as he has already beaten the likes of Denis Shapovalov. Mikhail Kukushkin will enter this tournament full of confidence considering his recent results.

On the other side of the court, Ugo Humbert also won his previous match in straight sets. It was a dominant display by Humbert as he won all of his service points while breaking his opponents serve of 3 occasions. Like his opponent, Humbert has also impressed in this tournament as he beat the number 2 seed, Borna Coric, in the second round. Ugo Humbert has received great support during this tournament as he is playing in his home country. The support for Humbert is expected to continue in this match.

This will be the first time that Mikhail Kukushkin and Ugo Humbert will be playing each other at an ATP event.

Mikhail Kukushkin and Ugo Humbert have both had very strong tournaments and will both feel that they have what it takes to win this tournament. That being said, I am going to pick Ugo Humbert to win this match. Humbert looked very confident in his previous match and that seems to be due to his win over Borna Coric in the second round. With the advantage of playing in France, I see Ugo Humbert winning this match and making the final of the tournament.  

Pick:
Ugo Humbert

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