Karatsev vs Chardy: will the Russian get revenge?
On July 27, Aslan Karatsev and Jeremy Chardy face off in the second round of the tennis tournament at the Tokyo Olympics. Will the Russian get his revenge for the last two defeats from Chardy? Our answer is in the prediction below.
After some setbacks on grass and clay, Karatsev returns to his favorite surface. On hard, the Russian tennis player reached the semifinals Australian Open this year and also won the tournament in Dubai. In total, Aslan played 20 matches on hard this season, and he won 17 of them. He lost only to Korda, Thiem, and Djokovic. At the Olympics, Karatsev played one match, in which he left no chance for Tommy Paul (6-3, 6-2).
Chardy also has excellent stats on hard. This season the Frenchman won 10 out of 16 matches on this surface. At the beginning of the year, for example, he played in the semifinals of tournaments in Antalya and Melbourne, and also played in the quarterfinals in Dubai. In the first round of the Olympic tournament, Chardy's opponent was Marcelo Barrios Vera. Jeremy outplayed him with a score of 6-1, 7-6.
The minimum number of sets was played in two head-to-head matches.
In the last two head-to-head matches, at least ten games were played in the first set.
This year, Chardy has already beaten Karatsev, but this was on the grass court. On hard, the Russian will have some advantage. He is a faster player, so he can make the Frenchman sweat. Jeremy is 34, and that tmeans sometimes he won't be fast enough. Karatsev should be able to get revenge for the previous defeat.
Our prediction - Aslan Karatsev to win with a handicap of (-3) games.
Prediction: Handicap (-3) to Karatsev
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The last time Chardy lost on hard without a fight was in the Melbourne final. back then he managed to win only five games from Evans. In all of his other matches on this surface, Chardy wasn't so easy to defeat, and we believe that he will put up a fight against Karatsev, too.
Second prediction - total over 21.5 games.