Both Kecmanovic and Paul will seek their chance to go deeper in the Australian Open when they meet in the second round of the tournament at court 17 in Melbourne on January 18, 2022.
- Miomir Kecmanovic and Tommy Paul
- Tennis – Australian Open, Second round
- Date – 18/1/2022
- Starting time – Second match from 7 PM ET
- Venue: Court 17, Melbourne, Australia
Miomir Kecmanovic Stats & Form
Miomir Kecmanovic had a negative record (17-27) last season finishing the year at No. 77 on the ATP rankings. After the Australian Open, the 24-year-old Serbian will definitely go up on the rankings and might reach his best ranking at No. 38.
Kecmanovic should have played his fellow Serbian Novak Djokovic in the first round but since the world No. 1 was deported from the country, Kecmanovic faced the ‘lucky loser’ Salvatore Caruso. Kecmanovic won easily by 6-4, 6-2, 6-1 in 1 hour and 57 minutes. The Serbian win 72% of the points on his serve and 58% on the opponent’s serve.
Kecmanovic is 2-1 for the year after defeating Stefano Travaglia 2-0 and losing to Aslan Karatsev by the same score in Sydney.
Miomir Kecmanovic News
If Kecmanovic defeats Paul he will reach his best result at the Australian Open. Last year he lost to Adrian Mannarino in the second round after defeating Kamil Majchrzak in the first.
Tommy Paul Stats & Form
Tommy Paul has his career-best ranking at No. 41 at the moment. The 22-year-old had a promising season last year finishing with a 34-27 record but only 13-16 on hard surface.
The American started 2022 well with a 5-2 record so far. He defeated Jiri Vesely and Taro Daniel in three sets in Adelaide before losing 6-4, 6-1 to Gael Monfils in the quarter-finals. He reached the same phase in Sydney where he lost 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 to Marin Cilic after winning over Frances Tiafoe and Benjamin Bonzi in the previous rounds.
Paul started the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 win over veteran Mikhail Kukushkin in 1 hour and 40 minutes. The American won 84% of the points on his first serve and 50% on Kukushkin’s.
Tommy Paul News
Tommy Paul made to the second round last year in Melbourne where he lost 3-1 to Casper Ruud after defeating Nikoloz Basilashvili.
Miomir Kecmanovic and Tommy Paul Head-to-Head Stats
These two players have placed twice before with Kecmanovic winning the both matches that took place in 2020. It was 6-4, 6-2 on the indoor tournament in New York in February that year and later in May Kecmanovic won 3-4, 4-1, 4-1 in an exhibition match on UTR Pro Match Series.
Miomir Kecmanovic and Tommy Paul Betting Odds
Despite their previous head-to-head results, Tommy Paul is the favorite coming into this match with -256 odds to win while Kecmanovic is at 199.
The total games margin is 38 with both ways at -111.
Tommy Paul has started the year good, had a better season last year and is ranked higher than Kecmanovic at the moment. These are the reasons why he comes into the match as a favorite but that all might go away as the match starts. Kecmanovic has defeated the American twice and that was pretty easy which gives him good chances tonight. It will definitely be a tough battle and playing on Kecmanovic +5.5 games seems like a winning bet with good odds.