Wimbledon 2021: Denis Shapovalov vs Karen Khachanov Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

World No. 12 Denis Shapovalov will be up against Russian tennis star Karen Khachanov in the highly-anticipated quarter-final clash at Wimbledon 2021.

Denis Shapovalov and Karen Khachanov
Denis Shapovalov and Karen Khachanov

Canadian tennis star Denis Shapovalov will take on World No. 29 Karen Khachanov in the quarter-final of Wimbledon 2021 on Wednesday.

Denis Shapovalov vs Karen Khachanov: Match Details

TournamentWimbledon Championships
MatchDenis Shapovalov vs Karen Khachanov
RoundQuarter-Final
DateJuly 7, 2021
Prize Money$423,445
VenueLondon, Great Britain
SurfaceGrass Court

Denis Shapovalov vs Karen Khachanov: Preview

Denis Shapovalov
Denis Shapovalov

Denis Shapovalov was stretched in his first-round encounter at Wimbledon to five sets by Philipp Kohlschreiber. Denis did look a little out of sorts in that game but somehow managed to win. However, after that, he has been absolutely relentless in all his matches.

Denis thrashed crowd favorite Andy Murray in his third-round clash in straight sets. Moreover, he went past Roberto Bautista Agut in a similar fashion in the fourth-round match. Eighth-seeded Bautista Agut looked surprisingly helpless in front of Denis throughout the clash.

Moreover, Denis scored 16 aces in comparison to Bautista Agut’s just 1 which proved to be a huge difference in the game. Karen Khachanov on the other hand is coming off an incredibly hard-fought encounter against Sebastian Korda in the fourth round.

Khachanov won his second and third-round matches without dropping a single set. However, he was given a mighty scare by Korda. The Russian national kept his cool under pressure and eventually confirmed his place in the top 8. Khachanov came into Wimbledon after a terrible outing at Mallorca Open. However, the way he has started off at the grass-court grand slam depicts the kind of talent he is.

Denis Shapovalov vs Karen Khachanov: Head-to-head

These two players have faced each other once in the past in which Denis Shapovalov emerged victoriously. Hence, Denis Shapovalov leads the head-to-head record by 1-0.

Denis Shapovalov vs Karen Khachanov: Prediction

Denis Shapovalov has been mighty impressive at Wimbledon. He has moved across the grass-court with great agility. However, the odds are surely in the favor of Denis Shapovalov. The Canadian has been very hard to stop for his opponents and is expected to go through to the semis without much hassle.

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