Best tennis predictions for Dominic Thiem vs Karen Khachanov
Dominic Thiem will play against Karen Khachanov in a semifinal in Beijing. The game is on Saturday, 5 October and will not start before 9:30 UK so read our Best tennis prediction for today right now.
World number 5 Dominic Thiem is showing again world-class tennis in China after beating in the 1st round Richard Gasquet and in the 2nd Zhizhen Zhang both with 2:0 sets. In the quarterfinal, he faced Andy Murray and won the first set 6-2 but in the second he got a break and lead 5-2 but the British managed to get back and make 5-5. In the end, they played tiebreak and the Austrian won it with 7-3 points to record another 2 sets win in this tournament. Thiem doesn’t record great results so far on hard since August and the tournament in Beijing can be a big step before the Shanghai Rolex Masters which is the main purpose for all top tennis players in Asia.
World number 9 Karen Khachanov is also doesn’t record high results on hard after was eliminated in the 1st round in the US Open and got only to the round of 16 in Cincinnati and if we add his loss in his first game in Saint Petersburg make it even worse. The Russian, however, showed that he can be dangerous on hard in the Montreal – Masters where he makes it to the semis but lost from his compatriot Dani Medvedev. In China, Khachanov beat Pablo Cuevas, Jeremy Chardy, and Fabio Fognini so far and the match against the Italian was his hardest win after he lost the first set but then won the next two 6-3, 6-1.
Thiem and Khachanov faced each other 4 times and the Russian got 3 wins. They had 2 matches on hard but they were on Abu Dhabi exhibition and Karen won them. The last game between these two was on French Open 2019 on clay which is Dominic’s favorite ground and he beat him 3:0 in his only win so far against Khachanov. Dominic is favorite and from what we saw against Murray I think that he can win the upcoming match and make it to the finals.
Best tennis prediction for today: Thiem to win