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Khachanov vs. Tsitsipas Prediction on January 27, 2023

Match info

The fourth-ranked in the world, Stefanos Tsitsipas, will face Karen Khachanov in the 2023 Australian Open’s semifinal on Friday, January 27, with the goal of reaching his second men’s singles tennis Grand Slam final. Find out the odds of bookmakers with online betting bonuses and the most recent predictions for this match, which will start on a hard surface of the Rod Laver Arena (Melbourne, Victoria) at 12 p.m. local time.

Meeting statistics

The current form of Khachanov

Sebastian Korda was a little favorite going into his quarterfinal matchup against Khachanov, however, an injury to his wrist caused him to quit the match in the third set. This isn’t to suggest that the Russian didn’t prove better in the encounter; in fact, Khachanov had a 2-0 set-to-love advantage and was up 3-0 when Korda announced his withdrawal.

At 5-4, the Russian had a chance to serve out the opening set, but he ultimately prevailed in the subsequent tiebreaker. When Korda needed medical attention for his wrist in the second set with the score tied at 3-3, it was obvious that there could only be one victor. After the injury, Korda’s rhythm was disrupted, and he dropped six straight games before calling it off.

Khachanov has previously been a top-10 player, reaching the eighth spot in 2019, but over the past three years, his achievements have been underwhelming in comparison to his title victory at the Paris Masters in 2018. In actuality, that triumph marked his final ATP tournament victory. Khachanov entered the US Open semifinals with victories over Nick Kyrgios and Pablo Carreño Busta, displaying some of the forms he had at his best.

Khachanov has advanced to his second Grand Slam semifinal in a succession after defeating players like Frances Tiafoe, Yoshihito Nishioka, and Korda in the previous three rounds as if to demonstrate that this was no fluke. Although things might not go as smoothly in the semifinal, Khachanov would’ve at the very least moved up to the 13th spot in the world regardless of the outcome. He should feel very confident heading into the encounter after hearing that.

The current form of Tsitsipas

Tsitsipas only needed three sets to end Jiří Lehečka’s strong run, despite his relative obscurity. And by doing so, the top-ranked Greek player not only earned his ninth straight victory of the year but also advanced to his third straight semifinal of this competition.

Lehečka put up some resistance in the second set, but he was never in the lead. Tsitsipas played for two hours and 19 minutes to win 6-3, 7-6 (2), 6-4. The fourth-ranked player in the world faced eight break points during the match but wasn’t broken even once, and he twice outlasted Lehečka’s serve. While Tsitsipas’ experience on his second serve—and in returning his opponent’s second serve—made the difference, both players won a comparable percentage of their first serves, 80% to 79%.

Tsitsipas had previously defeated Jannik Sinner in the fourth round of the tournament, as well as Matteo Berrettini, Borna Ćorić, David Goffin, and Grigor Dimitrov in the United Cup, all in five sets. Given his previous performance, we won’t be too shocked if he wins another duel.

Head-to-head encounters:

Between these two players, there have been five previous encounters, and Tsitsipas has triumphed in each one. Three of these took place in outdoor hardcourt events, including the Rogers Cup in 2021.

Match analytics

There are no surprises regarding the favorite here since Tsitsipas opened as a favorite at bookies, and we’ll have to support him with our prediction to advance. But Khachanov might make things more difficult for the top Greek player and even take the set.

So, we propose betting on Tsitsipas to win with a correct score of 3-1 for which PlayUp set rather generous odds of 4.00.

Results of the forecast

Successful forecast. Khachanov vs. Tsitsipas 1:3

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