Due to start at 7 pm
Kokkinakis 1.60, Rubin 2.60
This will be their first meeting.
Overall results are quite even for the last 12 months but favour Rubin in 2018. There is not too much between their hard court stats.
Kokkinakis has come through the qualifying rounds. He had a poor grass season and is probably happy to get back onto hard courts. He reached the third round in Miami in March as a qualifier.
Rubin won a hard court Challenger at the start of the year. He hasn’t played a main draw ATP match on hard courts this season. He has also come through the qualifying rounds this week.
Some value on Rubin as underdog. I think the sets will be tight and we could easily see 3 sets. Back Kokkinakis above 1.90.