Karen Khachanov, struggling with poor form before the French Open 2020 rediscovered his form in the 1st Round of the clay-court tournament on Monday. He defeated Kamil Majchrzak in straight sets to progress into Round 2 and set up a clash with Jiri Vesley who progressed into Round 2 after defeating Liam Broady in 4 sets on Monday.
Karen Khachanov vs Jiri Vesley: Preview
Karen Khachanov was impressive in his 1st round victory over Kamil Majchrzak on Monday whom he defeated in straight sets. The first set was a test for the Russian as he had to win the set in a tiebreaker, however, Khachanov did better in the next two sets winning the 6-3 each and booking a place in the 2nd Round. Karen Khachanov served up 6 aces and won an impressive 80% of his points in first serve.
Jiri Vesley progressed into Round 2 after a 4 set victory over Liam Broady in the first round on Monday. Vesley served well during the game cranking up 14 aces and winning about 80% of his points on the first serve. Vesley, now faces a tougher challenge in the 2nd round in the form of Khachanov, 15th seed at the French Open 2020.
Karen Khachanov vs Jiri Vesley: Head-to-Head
Karen Khachanov and Jiri Vesley have never faced off against each other before. The 2nd round match up between them will be their first-ever encounter.
Karen Khachanov vs Jiri Vesley: Match Prediction
Karen Khachanov was struggling with his form prior to the French Open making early exits from the US Open and at the Italian Open 2020. However, he was back to playing his best tennis for which he is so highly rated, in his first-round victory over Kamil Majchrzak on Monday.
Jiri Vesley was also impressive in his 1st round victory, serving 14 aces. He has to play some quality tennis to pose a threat to Khachanov, who has rediscovered his form.
Match Prediction: Karen Khachanov to defeat Jiri Vesley in straight sets.