Indian Wells Masters 2021: Karen Khachanov vs Pablo Carreno Busta Preview, Head to Head, Prediction and Live Stream for BNP Paribas Open

World No. 10 Karen Khachanov will take on World No. 85 Pablo Carreno Busta in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on October 12, 2021.

Karen Khachanov vs Pablo Carreno Busta
Karen Khachanov vs Pablo Carreno Busta

World No. 10 Karen Khachanov will take on World No. 85 Pablo Carreno Busta in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on October 12, 2021.

Karen Khachanov vs Pablo Carreno Busta: Match Details

  • Tournament: Indian Wells Masters 2021
  • Match: Karen Khachanov vs Pablo Carreno Busta
  • Round: 3rd Round
  • Date: 12th October 2021
  • Prize Money: $51,895
  • Surface: Outdoor hard court

Karen Khachanov vs Pablo Carreno Busta: Preview

Karen Khachanov
Karen Khachanov

Khachanov will comes into this round after having beaten Emil Ruusuvuori in straight sets in the last round. Although the Russian surprised one and all by winning the silver medal at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, his performances during the North American hard court season has been disappointing. Even at the 2021 US Open, he was dumped in the opening round itself by South Africa’s Lloyd Harris. For the year, the 25-year-old has won 16 matches on the hard surface, as compared to eight losses. With a friendly draw in the next rounds, this is Khachanov’s best chance to make the last eight at Indian Wells.

On the other hand, Busta comes into this match after beating Emilio Gomez in straight sets in the second round. The Spaniard also made the finals of Metz, last month before losing to Hubert Hurkacz. Like his opponent, Busta also enjoyed his time at the Tokyo Games, by winning the bronze medal. Even during the North American hard court swing, the 30-year-old made consecutive quarterfinal appearances in Cincinnati and Winston-Salem.

Karen Khachanov vs Pablo Carreno Busta: Head to Head

pablo carreno busta
Pablo Carreno Busta

These two have met six times on the ATP tour previously. Currently, they are locked at three wins apiece.

Karen Khachanov vs Pablo Carreno Busta: Prediction

Karen Khachanov
Karen Khachanov

There will be no secrets when these two take court for their seventh meeting on the tour. While Khachanov will try to impose authority on his opponent with his power, Busta will be keen on wearing out the Russian from the back court. That said, Khachanov has beaten the Spaniard three out of four times on the hard courts, and that might decide the fate of this third round clash.

Match Prediction: Karen Khachanov to win in three sets.

Karen Khachanov vs Pablo Carreno Busta : Broadcast and Live stream details

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