Kohlschreiber vs Tsitsipas: a landslide victory for Stefanos?
On July 25, Philipp Kohlschreiber will take on Stefanos Tsitsipas in the first round of the Tokyo Olympics. Will the Greek tennis player start with an easy victory? The made a prediction for this match, which you can find below.
Kohlschreiber was eliminated in the first rounds at the most recent tournaments. We must admit, that he will probably meet the same fate at the Olympics in Tokyo. First of all, he got very unlucky with the draw. Secondly, Philipp hasn't had any practice on hard courts for a long time. This is also not his favourite surface and he generally doesn't show good results on hard: he is a clay court specialist.
Tsitsipas is arguably having the best season of his career. This year, the Greek was very close to winning the first Grand Slam tournament in his career. In June, Stefanos reached the final of Roland Garros, where he lost to Novak Djokovic in five sets of a bitter struggle (7-6, 6-2, 3-6, 2-6, 4-6). Tsitsipas is in excellent shape and we expect a lot from him at the Olympics.
Tsitsipas has played 2 tie-breaks twice in the last 5 matches.
More than 9.5 games were played in the 1st set in 4 of Kolschreiber's last 5 matches.
Tsitsipas will probably fully control the upcoming match. The Greek tennis player is faster than Kohlschreiber, and that alone should help him win. We suggest betting on Stefanos's victory with a handicap.
Our prediction - Tsitsipas to win with a handicap of (-5) games.
Prediction: Handicap (-5) to Tsitsipas
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Both matches between these tennis players were close, but we believe that this one will be different. Kohlschreiber doesn't have a good chance against Tsitsipas: he is just too slow compared to the Greek. We expect Tsitsipas to win in two sets.
Second prediction - total under 21 games.