Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Karen Khachanov Preview

Stefanos Tsitsipas and Karen Khachanov will square off at the round of 16 of the Italian Open 2024 on Thursday, May 12th.

Italian Open 2024 RO 16 preview: Stefanos Tsitsipas’ performances so far

Stefanos Tsitsipas is enjoying a rather incredible 2024 so far and the Greek youngster has racked up a 28-9 record this year. Tsitsipas recently recorded a 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(4) win over Grigor Dimitrov on Wednesday and saved two match points as well against the Bulgarian. With his win, the 23-year old set up a last-16 clash vs Karen Khachanov.

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Italian Open 2024 RO 16 preview: Karen Khachanov’s performances so far

Karen Khachanov was involved in a two-hour-and-five-minute battle against Pablo Carreno Busta on Wednesday but made it through to the third round with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 victory. In the first round, Khachanov beat Giulio Zeppieri 6-3, 6-4. The Russian had to really work hard to get his first two wins at the Italian Open this year and is not going to have it easy against Tsitsipas as well on Thursday.

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Match Details:

Date Thursday, 12th May
Court type Outdoor clay court
Watch ATP tour official website/ Tennis TV
Start time 3:45 PM IST
Venue Foro Italico
Match details Round of 16 match

Head to Head and Predictions

Khachanov and Tsitsipas have faced each other four times in the past. The Greek star leads the H2H record 4-0 by winning all four of his matches against the Russian hard court.

Given that Tsitsipas prefers playing on clay and Khachanov may be slightly drained out from his clash against Pablo Carreno Busta, our prediction is a win in straight sets for Tsitsipas.

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