Duckworth vs Khachanov: betting on Karen
On July 27, James Duckworth takes on Karen Khachanov in the second round of the tennis tournament at the Tokyo Olympics. Will there be struggle in the match? Our answer is in the prediction below.
Duckworth arrived at the Tokyo Olympics not in the best form, which is why we do not believe in his good performance at this tournament. He was not convincing in the first round: the Australian tennis player faced Lukasz Klein and almost lost to the Slovak in three sets. The outcome of the match was decided by a tie-break in the third set, where luck was on the side of the Australian (5-7, 6-3, 7-6).
Khachanov defeated Yoshihito Nishioka in the first round. Karen created problems for himself in that match and almost paid for it with elimination. Fortunately for Karen, he managed to close the match in three sets (3-6, 6-1, 6-2). But it is worth noting that Khachanov's mistakes in subsequent fights can cost him a lot because further opponents will not be so forgiving.
More than 9.5 games were played in the first set in 4 of Khachanov's last 5 matches.
Duckworth has played 3 tie-breaks in the last 5 matches.
Khachanov is the clear favourite of the upcoming match. Duckworth could only compete with Karen in his optimal condition, but at the moment this is not the case. So we propose to play the victory of the Russian tennis player.
Our prediction - Khachanov to win with a handicap of (-4) games.
Prediction: Handicap (-4) to Khachanov
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The Australian, who is not in his optimal form, shouldn't be a serious problem for Khachanov. We expect a confident victory of the Russian in two sets and offer to bet on total under 21 games.