The number six seed Borna Ćorić of Croatia will face Mikhail Kukushkin of Ukraine in the first round of the ATP Dubai Open on Tuesday, February 26. The match time is scheduled from 8 am BST onwards and you can get all the Borna Ćorić v Mikhail Kukushkin live streaming options below.
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Borna Ćorić v Mikhail Kukushkin Head to Head
The two men have met three times before, with Kukushkin winning on each occasion, in Rome in 2016, and Madrid a year later, with their most recent encounter coming in the Davis Cup Quarter-Final last year. However, it be noted that all those victories came on clay and this is the first match they will pay together on a hard surface.
Ćorić Looking to Rebound
Ćorić had a chastening experience in Marseille last week. Seeded second for the tournament, he was easily beaten in straight sets by the French qualifier Ugo Humbert in the round of sixteen, and knows that he needs to do much better this week.
He will also be aware that his record to date against Kukushkin is poor, so that he may need to be at his best to see off the Ukrainian. However, he may be fresher than the Ukrainian, having had more time to get to Dubai and practice.
Kukushkin, Full of Confidence after Marseille
Kukushkin will come into the Dubai tournament full of confidence after reaching the final in Marseille, and taking Stefanos Tsitsipas very close before losing in straight sets. He
only qualified for that tournament as a lucky loser, but there was nothing fortunate about the way he progressed through the rounds in France, beating the likes of Denis Shapovalov of Canada and Andrey Rublev of Russia along the way,
If he brings his Marseille form with him to Dubai, Ćorić could be in for a tough days’ work.
Ćorić v Kukushkin Predictions & Tips
As the seeded player Ćorić is odds-on favourite to win with the bookmakers, at 6/17 (bet365) , whilst Kukushkin is on offer at 45/17 (Unibet) . If the Ukrainian is not too tired after his exertions in Marseille he could be a threat to Ćorić, so his chances should not be discounted.
You can watch & bet on Borna Ćorić v Mikhail Kukushkin on Tuesday, February 26th here . The match is scheduled for 8 am BST onwards.