Karen Khachanov will be up against James Duckworth in the Round of 16 of the 2021 Kremlin Cup. Khachanov is ranked 31st in the world while Duckworth is the World No.52.
Karen Khachanov vs James Duckworth: Match Details
- Tournament: ATP Kremlin Cup 2021
- Match: Karen Khachanov vs James Duckworth
- Round: 2nd Round
- Date: October 20, 2021
- Prize money: $14,960
- Venue: Moscow, Russia
- Surface: Indoor Hardcourt
Karen Khachanov vs James Duckworth: Preview
Karen Khachanov has had a decent season so far. After reaching the quarterfinal at Wimbledon, he won the silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics where he lost to Alexander Zverev in the final. He then followed it up with a Round of 16 outing at the Toronto Masters. He then was knocked out of the first round at Flushing Meadows and then made it to the Round of 16 at Indian Wells last week. This week in Moscow, he received a first round bye and will open his campaign against Australian James Duckworth.
As for Duckworth, he has had a mixed season so far. After a third round outing at Wimbledon, he reached the Round of 16 at Toronto as a qualifier. He was then knocked out of the first round of US Open but came back stronger to win the Istanbul Challenger. He then made it to the final of the Astana Open next week. He also reached the quarterfinal of the Sofia Open where he lost to eventual champion Jannik Sinner.
This week in Moscow, he defeated Borna Gojo in the opening round to book a date with Khachanov.
Karen Khachanov vs James Duckworth: Head-to-Head
This will be the third meeting between the duo. Khachanov leads the H2H 2-0. They last met at the Tokyo Olympics earlier this year where the Russian won in straight sets.
Karen Khachanov vs James Duckworth: Prediction
Khachanov will start as the overwhelming favorite to win the match. Though Khachanov hasn’t had any major success post the Olympics, he’s managed to clear the opening rounds with ease. He will have home support too and will back his baseline game to cruise into the quarterfinal.
Prediction: Khachanov to win in straight sets.
Karen Khachanov vs James Duckworth: Live Streaming and Where to Watch
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