Wawrinka vs Kukushkin by Tennisguy

This is a first round match from the Basel ATP tournament between Stanislas Wawrinka and Mikhail Kukushkin.


They have met 3 times and Wawrinka leads by 2-1.


I think this is going to be a close match especially in the first set. It's true that Wawrinka is the big favorite in this match because overall he is the much better player and he is also playing at home in Switzerland. That being said nobody can deny the fact that Kukushkin is playing at a much higher level than he usually does so I think he is going to start the match well.


I think both players will be more preoccupied with their serve especially in the first set. I don't really see Wawrinka loosing his service and I think Kukushkin knows that there is a low probability of managing a break so he will surely try to focus 100% on his service.



In their last encounter that took place this year at the Davis Cup in Switzerland the score was 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. The first set then was a very close one so I think that's mainly how things will go in this match also.


I am going with the over 10.5 because it seems a little bit safer than a over 12.5. The reason for that is that I think the score can easily go to a 5-5 but then it might be a little hard for Kukushkin to manage his emotions and there is a chance of a break happening. pin
Pick Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Over 10.5 games in the first set Bet365 3.00 10 4-6 LOST (-10 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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