World No. 23 Aslan Karatsev will take on World No. 12 Hubert Hurkacz in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open on October 13, 2021.
Aslan Karatsev vs Hubert Hurkacz: Match Details
- Tournament: Indian Wells Masters 2021
- Match: Aslan Karatsev vs Hubert Hurkacz
- Round: 4th Round
- Date: 13th October 2021
- Prize Money: $92,000
- Surface: Outdoor hard court
Aslan Karatsev vs Hubert Hurkacz: Preview
Karatsev comes into this match after beating Canada’s Denis Shapovalov in straight sets. He also beat Salvatore Caruso earlier in the competition. The Russian has managed to put on some impressive performances on the tour this year, especially on the hard courts. Although he couldn’t get the desired results at the Tokyo Olympics, and the 2021 US Open, he still continues to be a major threat on the circuit. It is also not to be forgotten that the 28-year-old shot to fame by becoming a surprising semifinalist at this year’s Australian Open, before being conquered by World No.1 Novak Djokovic. A month later, Karatsev also ended up with an ATP title in Dubai.
On the other hand, Hurkacz comes into this round after beating Frances Tiafoe in straight sets. The 24-year-old also beat Alexei Popyrin earlier in the competition. Although the Pole didn’t enjoy a great run on the hard courts, in the run up to the 2021 US Open, he made amends by winning the title in Metz last month. It is also not to be forgotten that the Wimbledon semifinalist has also won the Miami Masters, earlier in the year and will definitely fancy yet another major title in the United States.
Aslan Karatsev vs Hubert Hurkacz: Head to Head
These two have met only once on the ATP tour and that too came at San Diego earlier in the month, where the Russian beat the Pole in three sets.
Aslan Karatsev vs Hubert Hurkacz: Prediction
Having beaten Hurkacz recently in San Diego, Karatsev will be walking onto the court confident of making it 2-0. That said, the Pole has a better range and variety of shots as compared to the Russian. If Hurkacz can get off to a quick start and covert break points better, then he should be able to avenge the defeat from a few weeks ago.
Match Prediction: Hubert Hurkacz to win in three sets.
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