ATP Adelaide Day 4 Predictions Including Thanasi Kokkinakis vs Miomir Kecmanovic

Thanasi Kokkinakis in action at the ATP Adelaide International.

Day four at the ATP Adelaide International should be an entertaining one with four itriguing quarterfinals on the schedule in South Australia. As always, we here at LWOT will be offering our predictions for all four matches, but who will secure their spot in the last four?

ATP Adelaide Day 4 Predictions

Karen Khachanov vs Jack Draper

Head-to-head: Khachanov 2-0 Draper

This pair have faced each other twice in the past six months, with Karen Khachanov prevailing on both occasions: the first was a very tight encounter at the US Open (where Khachanov would go on to reach the semifinals) that looked like it could go either way (one set all, 6-5 in the third on serve) until Draper was forced to retire due to injury. The second match, in contrast, was a very straightforward 6-4 6-2 win last week at this very venue. This time around, expect a closer contest with Draper and Khachanov more evenly matched than last week’s clash would suggest. The Russian does seem to have the edge in this matchup though and should have just about enough again.

Prediction: Khachanov in 3
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Mikael Ymer vs Kwon Soonwoo

Head-to-head: Ymer 1-0 Kwon

Mikael Ymer and Kwon Soonwoo faced each other at the ATP Adelaide International last year, with Ymer winning comfortably. Kwon has progressed a lot since then though and is coming into this match fresh from an excellent victory over Canada Masters champion Pablo Carreno Busta. He will highly motivated here with a real chance to aim for a second career ATP title. Expect to him too much for the Swede.

Prediction: Kwon in 3
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Roberto Bautista Agut vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina

Head-to-head: Bautista Agut 1-1 Davidovich Fokina

This is a very hard match to call; Roberto Bautista Agut’s best days are probably behind him, but he’s always a potentially dangerous opponent on hard courts thanks to his excellent court coverage and flat penetrating forehand. Davidovich Fokina, unlike his compatriot, is generally more comfortable on clay and ended 2022 by losing five matches on the bounce. That said, he has shown in the past that he can play on hard courts. This may come down to form on the day, but Bautista Agut is probably better suited to the conditions. Give him the dge.

Prediction: Bautista Agut in 3
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Thanasi Kokkinakis vs Miomir Kecmanovic

Head-to-head: first meeting

This is quite possibly Thanasi Kokkinakis’ favourite venue on tour; last year he won the title here and this year he’s already notched a top 10 win after beating Andrey Rublev. Miomir Kecmanovic, on the other hand, has struggled immensely since his heartbreaking loss to Carlos Alcaraz in Miami last year. In fact, the Serbian has not been the same since. Although he’s the far higher-ranked player and will surely come again, momentum and confidence seem to be on Kokkinakis’ side at the moment.

Prediction: Kokkinakis in 3

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