French Open 2021: Aslan Karatsev vs Philipp Kohlschreiber Preview, Head to Head and Prediction for Roland Garros

Australian Open semi-finalist, Aslan Karatsev will be up against Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany in the second round of the 2021 French Open.

Aslan Karatsev vs Philipp Kohlschreiber
Aslan Karatsev and Philipp Kohlschreiber

Twenty-fourth seed Aslan Karatsev will face Philipp Kohlschreiber in the second round of the 2021 French Open. Karatsev is ranked 26th in the world while Kohlschreiber is the World No.132.

Match Details:

TournamentFrench Open 2021
MatchAslan Karatsev vs Philipp Kohlschreiber
RoundSecond Round
Date3rd June, 2021
Prize Money$101,683 (INR 7,97,75,620 approx.)
VenueParis, France
SurfaceClay Court

Aslan Karatsev vs Philipp Kohlschreiber: Preview

Aslan Karatsev
Aslan Karatsev

Aslan Karatsev is one of the most improved player this season and reached the semi final of the Australian Open as a qualifier. Later in the season, he won his first ATP title at Dubai and is in great form this Clay season too. He was also defeated the likes of World No.1 Novak Djokovic on his home soil. In the first round at Paris, he got the better of Jenson Brooksby in straight sets 6-3,6-4,6-4.

As for his opponent, Philipp Kohlschreiber has been on tour for almost 2 decades. The German veteran is way past his prime and mostly competes at the challenger events. In Paris, he got a solid first round win over fellow veteran, Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in four sets 7-6(3),6-2,2-6,6-4.

Aslan Karatsev vs Philipp Kohlschreiber: Head-to-Head

Philipp Kohlschreiber
Philipp Kohlschreiber

This will be the second meeting between the duo. Kohlschreiber leads the H2H 1-0. They met at Moscow in 2015 where the German won in three sets.

Aslan Karatsev vs Philipp Kohlschreiber: Prediction

Aslan Karatsev
Aslan Karatsev

The match is heavily in favor of Aslan Karatsev based on current form of both players. Karatsev has been the talking point of the ATP tour after his heroics in Melbourne and will want to continue his form at he majors.

Things don’t look particularly goof for Kohlschreiber. The German neither has age on his side nor form. He would definitely hope Karatsev to make a dozen unforced errors so that he could capitalize. One thing that goes in the Geraman’s favor is experience and he would make the most out of it.

Prediction: Karatsev to win in straight sets.

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