Novak Djokovic will be facing Russian, Karen Khachenov, in the quarter-finals of the Roland Garros. Djokovic would be hoping for a deep run in the tournament where he has been a 2-time champion. On the other hand, Khachenov would be hoping to put on a show against the 22-time grand slam champion.
Novak Djokovic has been flawless so far in the Roland Garros at which he is yet to lose. In the 4th round, Djokovic defeated Juan Pablo Varillas in straight sets with the score line of 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. The 22-time grand slam champion is playing better tennis as the tournament is progressing and he would fancy his chances against the 2020 Olympics Silver Medalist.
The Serbian did not have a good build-up to the French Open as he was carrying an elbow injury. The aim was to get fit for the Roland Garros and it is now visible with his recent results.
Karen Khachenov has now reached the quarter-finals of 3 consecutive grand slams which is commendable. The Russian had beaten Italian, Lorenzo Sonego in a 4-set encounter. The score line of the encounter was 1-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-1. The Russian has reached the quarter-finals of the French Open for the 2nd time in his career. It will be interesting to see his game plan against the 22-time grand slam champion.
The World No.11 had below-par results in the build-up to the French Open. His best performance was to reach the quarter-finals of the Madrid Masters. Like Djokovic, he is also improving as the tournament is progressing.
The duo has played 9 times in the past with Djokovic leading 8-1 in the head-to-head encounter. They last played at the Paris Masters where Djokovic triumphed in straight sets.
Novak Djokovic vs Karen Khachenov: Prediction
It will be a tricky match but according to the most recent form and consistency, Novak Djokovic is most likely to win the encounter.
Match Prediction: Novak Djokovic to win in 4 sets
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