Daniel Taro vs Thanasi Kokkinakis one more great match of the first round at Australian Open Grand Slam Tournament taking place in Australia. Both talented players will play in a serious confrontation. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Daniel Taro is a great player from Japan. Last season was the most successful for him and Daniel climbed to the 64th position of ATP Rating. However, after his first ATP 250 Tournament win in Istanbul against Malek Jaziri, he has only a few tournaments were he played well. Mostly Japanese likes to play on Clay Court, because he likes to play low tennis and he is more technical than fast and strong.
This year T. Daniel have played 4 matches, lost to W. Tsonga in two sets, then to R. Opelka and J. Thompson in 3 sets and once won against L. Rosol. Taro needs to improve his skill on Hard Court to become even more successful player and strong opponent.
Thanasi Kokkinakis is one of the most talented players. After he turned pro in 2013 he improved a lot playing at different courts and had his best career in 2015. Unfortunately, after that in 2016, Australian had an injury and missed almost a whole year. After his comeback Kokkinakis in 2018 played in first round of Australian Open and lost to Daniil Medvedev. Last year Thanasi Kokkinakis have won the biggest match of the career winning against Roger Federer in 3 sets.
Australian have a strong serve and playing fast tennis, however he likely to make an unintentional error that may cause a big problems playing against different players.
Opponents have played a match last year at qualification Final to Miami Masters. Kokkinakis have won the match in two sets with a result 7:5/7:5. These players have different skill and need to try to take a match under their control, however, they have problems too.