On Monday, October 5, 2020, not before 15.00, the match of the eighth finals on the men’s singles table of the Roland Garros tournament is scheduled, between Novak Djokovic (1 ATP) from Serbia and Karen Khachanov (16 ATP) from Russia.
The recommended prediction is taken from the Betano bookmaker and you can consult it at the end of this preview.
Novak Djokovic: Team form, news and statistics
Novak (33 years old) was by far the most impressive player present here, displaying a game close to perfection, from a technical-tactical point of view, very well adapted to the special conditions in Paris.
The 2016 champion reached a record 34 consecutive official victories (on the field) this season, not counting that bizarre episode of the US Open, when he was disqualified for hitting a referee with the ball, unintentionally.
Djokovic gave up only 15 games, 5 in each match and spent very little time on the field, keeping a lot of energy resources for the second week.
The recorded scores were extremely drastic, against the background of a dominant game, as follows –
▪️6-0 6-2 6-3 versus Mikael Ymer (80 ATP) from Sweden
▪️6-1 6-2 6-2 versus Ricardas Berankis (66 ATP) from Lithuania
▪️6-0 6-3 6-2 versus Daniel Elahi Galan Riveros (153 ATP) from Colombia
Karen Khachanov: Team form, news and statistics
Karen (24 years old) has stabilized a position in the top 20 ATP in recent years, but her recent form is not great.
Here he reached the fourth round after a fairly accessible corridor, thanks to the number 15 head position.
Khachanov had a negative balance on slag before Roland Garros, coming here after modest results in Rome and Hamburg.
In the tournament in Germany, he was defeated by another Serb, Dusan Lajovic, score 1-6 2-6, without making any claims.
At the previous edition of this Grand Slam tournament, the 1.98 meter tall player reached the quarterfinals, bowing to the Austrian Dominic Thiem.
It is interesting that he played only one tiebreak out of 17 sets, in 2019 at the French Open.
The Russian eliminated one by one on –
▪️Kamil Majchrzak (100 ATP) from Poland with 7-6 6-3 6-3
▪️Jiri Vesely (68 ATP) from the Czech Republic with 6-1 6-7 7-6 7-6
▪️Christian Garin (19 ATP) from Chile with 6-2 3-6 6-4 6-2
🎾Statistics of direct matches Novak Djokovic vs Karen Khachanov
Djokovic leads 5-1 in direct confrontations.
The last time he defeated the Russian in Dubai, before the lockdown, on the hard outdoor with the score of 6-2 6-2.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Novak Djokovic vs Karen Khachanov
I go with maximum confidence on this betting variant according to which the score of 6-6 will not be reached in games in any set between Djokovic and Khachanov.
The two have met 6 times in the past and most of the sets were clearly decided in favor of the Serb.
Even in the only victory of the Russian, the tiebreak was not reached, in the hall of Paris Bercy, at the end of 2018.
The terrain does not favor Karen at all, who hits very hard but does not have the same mobility as the world leader, nicknamed and the Elastic Man.
Nole did not give up more than 3 games per set in the first week of competition at Roland Garros 2020. This odds of 1.40 can come out without much emotion.
Prediction Today: There will be no tiebreak in the match