2020 bett1HULKS Championship Round of 16 – Steve Johnson vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Steve Johnson vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina on and what time does it start? Wednesday 21st October, 2020 – not before 13:00 (UK)

Where is Steve Johnson vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina taking place? Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany

What surface is Steve Johnson vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina being played on? Hard (indoor)

Where can I get tickets for Steve Johnson vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina? This tournament will be played without spectators

What channel is Steve Johnson vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Steve Johnson vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina? Subscribers to Tennis TV can stream this match live

THE PREDICTION

Steve Johnson played well to overcome something of a bogey player in Marin Cilic yesterday after the Croatian had won all five of their previous matches. The American world number 71 came through higher-ranked opposition at last week’s sister tournament here in Cologne too before succumbing to a second round defeat to Lloyd Harris. It looks set to be more of the same here against exciting young Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina who, notably, beat Marin Cilic at this stage last week on his way to the bett1hulks Indoors semi-finals. Davidovich Fokina catapulted up seven places in the ATP rankings to a career-high 64th after that campaign and will be chomping at the bit to continue his good form in Cologne. It could go to a decider but the younger player has the momentum for a win here.

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