Karen Khachanov vs Stefanos Tsitsipas Tennis Prediction
Last season, they also faced off in Shanghai. At that time, Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Karen Khachanov. Since then, both have improved their tennis levels.
In the opening game, Khachanov needed three sets to eliminate American Steve Johnson – with a 6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-4. It was not a spectacular display on the Russian side, but enough to move forward and go through the tension of the debut.
Khachanov shows a lot of potential, he has great power of definition with the forehand and he pulls out well (he has drawn 17 aces against Johnson in his debut).
Tennis Prediction of the Day Karen Khachanov vs Stefanos Tsitsipas
Tsitsipas, on the other hand, also needed three partial to reach the second round. The Greek comes from Gael Monfils victory – partial 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-4. Against the French, Tsitsipas did not do very well and also did not have a great performance in the debut.The Greek does not have the same power as Khachanov, but is a player with great technique. It makes good transitions, is solid on both sides and likes to act in these conditions.
Tsitsipas defeated Khachanov in Shanghai last season, however, I believe the Russian is better able to start the game sooner – mainly because he has been getting better than the Greek in recent weeks. Therefore, I will trust Khachanov to advance to the third round.
Bet Tips: Khachanov