Aslan Karatsev will be up against Karen Khachanov in the semifinal of the 2021 Kremlin Cup. Karatsev is ranked 22nd in the world while Khachanov is the World No.31.
Aslan Karatsev vs Karen Khachanov: Match Details
- Tournament: ATP Kremlin Cup 2021
- Match: Aslan Karatsev vs Karen Khachanov
- Round: Semifinal
- Date: 23 October, 2021
- Prize money: $34,900
- Venue: Moscow, Russia
- Surface: Indoor Hard court
Aslan Karatsev vs Karen Khachanov: Preview
In the All-Russian semifinal on Russian soil, Aslan Karatsev will face Karen Khachanov. Karatsev announced himself at the Australian Open earlier this year where he reached the semifinal as a qualifier before losing to Novak Djokovic. He then won the Dubai Tennis Championships, his first ever tour title. But ever since then, he hasn’t had much form. He struggled on Clay and Grass and didn’t have expected results in the North American swing.
He lost his opening match at both Toronto and Cincinnati Masters and bowed out of the third round at Flushing Meadows. He reached the quarterfinal of the San Diego Open and also made it to the Round of 16 at Indian Wells. This week at Moscow, he blasted past Egor Gerasimov in the Round of 16 before beating Frenchman Gilles Simon in the quarterfinal.
Third seed Karen Khachanov has done pretty well on the tour in last few months. He reached the quarterfinal at Wimbledon where he lost to Denis Shapovalov in a five set thriller. He then followed it up with a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics where he lost to Alexander Zverev in the final.
He then reached the Round of 16 at the Toronto Masters before bowing out in the first round at Flushing Meadows. He defeated two Australians, James Duckworth and John Millman at Moscow this week to book a date with Karatsev.
Aslan Karatsev vs Karen Khachanov: Head-to-Head
This will be the third meeting between the duo. Khachanov leads the H2H 2-0. They last met at Toronto Masters earlier this year where Khachanov won in straight sets.
Aslan Karatsev vs Karen Khachanov: Prediction
This could be the match of the tournament as both players have shown decent form this week and have very similar style of play. Both Karatsev and Khachanov love hitting big from the baseline after opening up the court. They will receive equal support from the crowd and it will all boil down to who defends well. Expect a thrilling match with Khachanov cruising into the final.
Prediction: Khachanov to win in three sets.
Aslan Karatsev vs Karen Khachanov: Live Streaming and Where to Watch
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