In the third round of the Men’s Singles at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, World No. 25 and the 12td seeded Karen Khachanov from Russian Olympic Committee will be up against World No. 13 and the 8th seeded Diego Schwartzman from Argentina.
Karen Khachanov vs Diego Schwartzman: Match Details
|Tournament||2020 Tokyo Olympics|
|Match||Karen Khachanov vs Diego Schwartzman|
|Date||28 July 2021|
Karen Khachanov vs Diego Schwartzman: Preview
Karen Khachanov continues his run at the Olympics 2020 as he moves past Australia’s James Duckworth in the 2nd round defeating the Australian 7-5, 6-1 in 1 hour and 22 minutes. It was a disciplined and clinical display by Khachanov who limited his errors and Duckworth’s errors eventually cost him the match as he made 30 unforced and 23 forced errors to Karen’s 16 unforced and 19 forced.
Karen had a tough start to the Olympics, crashing out in the 1st round of Men’s Doubles and then won a difficult first round tie against Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka in what should have been a rather easy victory than it turned out to be for the Russian.
Diego Schwartzman registers yet another straight-set victory at the Olympics 2020 as he advances into the 3rd round. Diego was up against Croatia’s Tomas Machac and went on to win the match 6-4, 7-5 in 2 hours and 2 minutes with the 2nd set going on for 75 minutes in a great battle between the two athletes.
Diego met Peru’s Juan Pablo Varillas in the 1st round and defeated him in straight-sets. Diego had also teamed up with compatriot Facundo Bagnis in the Men’s Doubles but lost in the first round itself to Germans Kevin Krawietz and Tim Puetz.
Karen Khachanov vs Diego Schwartzman: Head to Head
This will be the 4th meeting between the duo and the 3rd meeting on outdoor hardcourts having played 1 match on indoor hardcourts as well. Diego leads the head-to-head tie 2-1.
Karen Khachanov vs Diego Schwartzman: Prediction
Diego will come into the tie with a career Hardcourt record of 74-69 and a season record of 7-4 on the surface, with his overall season record currently at 20-12. Karen will take the court as the favourite for the tie being a slightly better player on the surface given his career record of 107-67 and a season record of 9-4 on hardcourts. He is 22-15 for the season across all surfaces.
Prediction: Karen Khachanov to win in 3-sets.