In the opening banter of the ATP Petersburg Open, the unseeded Australian James Duckworth will play against the 4th seeded Russian Karen Khachanov.
- Fixture: Karen Khachanov vs James Duckworth
- Date:10 October 2020
- Tournament: St. Petersberg Open 2020
- Round: First Round
- Venue: St. Petersberg, Russia
- Category: ATP 500
- Surface: Hard
- Prize money: Approx. $203409
Karen Kachanov vs James Duckworth: Match Preview
The world number 16, Karen Khachanov will be looking for a solid start in the tournament. Khachanov has won 4 career tournaments, with all of them coming on hard courts including one Masters 1000 in Paris in the year 2018 in which he defeated Novak Djokovic. Khachanov has won 13 out of 21 matches on hard courts this year.
James Duckworth is ranked 91st in the world. He mostly plays at the challenger. Duckworth is yet to win a match against a top 20 player. Duckworth has won 4 out of 9 matches on hard courts this year.
Karen Khachanov vs James Duckworth: Head-to-Head
This will be the first meeting between the duo, so the head-to-head stands at 0-0.
Karen Khachanov vs James Duckworth: Match Prediction
Looking at Duckworth’s drought against the top 20 players and Khachanov’s hard court results, Khachanov is the undisputed favourite against the underdog. The Russian should be able to serve his way to a straight forward straight-set win.
Match Prediction: Karen Khachanov to defeat James Duckworth in straight sets.