Australian Open 2019 previews

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Lloyd Harris vs Daniil Medvedev, 15/01/2019 match preview.

Lloyd Harris vs Daniil Medvedev 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.

Lloyd Harris
Lloyd Harris young talented and very enduring player. South African have turned pro in the year 2015 and already played 306 matches in a different court, but mostly on Hard Court – 234. Last year for Lloyd was most successful, he entered to 1st ever Grand Slam and won 1st ATP Challenger Title by defeating Stefano Napolitano. In September, Lloyd Harris won his first main draw match on the ATP World Tour, when he defeated Gael Monfils 3:6/6:2/6:1 in the first round of the Chengdu Open (ATP 250 event) in China. That was his first win against the top 40 players.
This season started very well for him by entering to second Grand Slam. At the first round of Australian Open, he will face Daniil Medvedev.
L. Harris is a very strong and tall player with great service and perspectives to become known and competitive player.

Daniil Medvedev
Daniil Medvedev is one of the greatest young players. He had career-best year by qualifying for the Sydney ATP Tournament, then reached the final which he won against Alex de Minaur. This final became the youngest since 2007 when Djokovic has lost to Nadal. Medvedev played after at Winston-Salem Open and win it, Japan Open ATP 500 and won against Kei Nishikori and they met again at the beginning of this season in the Final at Brisbane ATP 250 Tournament where Nishikori made a comeback.
Daniil is a strong and fast player with great serve and backhand. He already reached highs by seeming like hi will show much more during his career.

H2H
Players have never met before. Both are young and perspective so they need to show all their abilities, however, Medvedev is stronger and experienced at high-level competitions.
 
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Daniel Taro vs Thanasi Kokkinakis, 15/01/2019 match preview.

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
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
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 big problems playing against different players.

H2H
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.
 
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