Borna Coric vs Brandon Nakashima 10/5/22 Tokyo Open Tennis Picks, Predictions, Odds

Borna Coric vs Brandon Nakashima
October 5, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Borna Coric -125 / Brandon Nakashima +100
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Borna Coric will meet Brandon Nakashima in the Round of 16 of the 2022 Tokyo Open. The match is scheduled to be played on Wednesday, October 5th, 2022.

Borna Coric is the ninth seed here at the Tokyo Open and is ranked 28th on the ATP Tour. The Croatian stunned the world when he came from nowhere to win the Cincinnati Masters, a feat that catapulted him back near the top 20 of the rankings where he used to be. He failed to back that up with a strong showing at the US Open, but was back to business here in Japan, winning his First Round match over Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-4, 7-6. Coric served very well in that encounter, not being broken and only facing one break point, and he will have to be similarly impressive against Brandon Nakashima, who has done well on this surface this year.

Brandon Nakashima is unseeded here at the Tokyo Open and is ranked 47th in the world. The American’s confidence should be sky-high here as he just won his maiden ATP title at the San Diego Open last week, and he will be a dangerous prospect on these fast courts. Armed with a big serve and explosive baseline game, he plays a similarly aggressive players here in Borna Coric, but one that he can overpower. Where Coric will be problematic for Nakashima is with his movement and retrieving skills, and the American will have to keep his errors low if he is to pull through.

This match should be a fascinating one, and it can really go either way. Brandon Nakashima has the edge in serve and firepower, while Coric is more experienced and usually more consistent. I am expecting this to go all the way, so backing each man to win a set is a solid bet. All things considered, I am going with the man in form here, and that is Brandon Nakashima. He is playing great tennis at the moment and I think he will have just enough here at the Tokyo Open.

Liam Elyes's Free Pick: Brandon Nakashima to win in three sets

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Liam Elyes

Elyes is a huge tennis fan, having followed the sport since a young age. Often going to many tournaments, and having learnt a lot about the ins and outs of the game, Elyes always aims to find the best bets possible for profits. From ATP 250s to Grand Slam tournaments, Elyes covers all the important matches on the ATP and WTA Tour.

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