Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis will face top seeds Skupski and Koolhof in their opening match at ATP Finals 2022

Kyrgios and Kokkinakis’ form coming into the match

The Australian duo of Nick Kyrgios and Kokkinakis will face the tough challenge of taking on top seeds in their very first encounter at the ATP Finals 2022. Kyrgios and Kokkinakis are seeded eighth in the tournament and will hope to pull off a major upset against the British-Dutch pair. Besides Skupski/Koolhof, the Australian duo is placed in the Green group alongside Dodig/Krajicek and Mektic/Pavic.

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Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis (L) reacts after a point as he plays with Australia’s Nick Kyrgios against Spain’s Marcel Granollers and Argentina’s Horacio Zeballos during their men’s doubles semi-final match on day eleven of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 27, 2022. – — IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE — (Photo by BRANDON MALONE / AFP) / — IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE — (Photo by BRANDON MALONE/AFP via Getty Images)

Kyrgios and Kokkinakis were last seen in action as a doubles pairing at the Japan Open in October. They reached the semi-finals but had to give a walkover to their opponents because of injury. The biggest highlight of their year came at the Australian Open, where they had an epic Grand Slam title-winning campaign on home turf.

Skupski and Koolhof’s form coming into the tournament

The British-Dutch pairing of Skupski and Koolhof have absolutely dominated the doubles circuit this year on the ATP. The pair is seeded No.1 in this tournament and look like favourites to clinch the title. They are coming to Turin after a title-winning campaign at the Paris Masters last week.

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Skupski and Koolhof’s stellar performances this year have seen them win the Wimbledon title and reach the finals of the US Open. They completed an ATP Masters 1000 hat-trick for 2022 last week, with victory at the Paris Masters. The top seeds are the ones to beat in Turin and will pose a very tough challenge for all other pairs in this season-ending tournament.

Details:

DateMonday, 14th November
Court typeIndoor Hard Court
WatchSports 18 Network
Start time04:30 pm IST
LocationTurin
Match detailsGroup Stage

Head to head and Predictions

Both pairs have faced each other several times before on the ATP tour. Skupski and Koolhof have dominated most of the encounters and will once again be the favourites going into this match. We are predicting a hard fought win in three sets for Skupski and Koolhof.

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