Karen Khachanov will face Denis Novak for reaching the quarterfinals of the tournament in Dubai.

Khachanov continues to regress rapidly. After all, he completely failed to start the season and does not even think to stop there, because in the first round, though he managed to defeat Mikhail Kukushkin, but it didn’t look much confident.

Will Novak be able to fight? – Find it out in our prediction.

At what time are Dennis Novak and Karen Khachanov to play?
The game time is February 26, 2020, at 03:30 (UTC+4).

What are the players’ positions in ATP rankings?
Dennis Novak takes the 96th positions and Karen Khachanov takes the 17th positions in ATP Tour Rankings.

How many wins and losses does Dennis Novak have?
Dennis Novak has won 50% of the games as a favorite.

How many wins and losses does Karen Khachanov have?
Karen Khachanov has won 67.63% of the games as a favorite.

Dennis Novak

For a long time, Novak couldn’t fully reveal himself. After all, he spent too much time on the Challengers, where at his best he alternated victories with defeats and rarely performed even in the final stages. At the moment the Austrian is 26 years old, but he’s in the top 100 and can now make up for lost time. First he needs to gain experience in the ATP Tour, and then try to move up in the ranking. Such an unexpected breakthrough tennis player has made thanks to progress in many game aspects, especially he seriously added on pitching.

In the new season the Austrian is not yet happy with the results, as he has not played even in the second round of any of the tournaments.

He regularly wins in the qualifiers, but he can’t win in the main grid. By the way, it was at the competitions in Montpellier and Marseille, where he lost to Emil Ruusuvori (6-7, 6-4, 2-6) and Egor Gerasimov (6-7, 3-6) respectively.

Denis also got into the main grid of Dubai from the qualification, where he defeated Blaz Rola and Yannick Hanfmann. Well, in the previous match Novak left behind Hunnesvaran (6-4, 6-3).

Karen Khachanov

Khachanov can not boast of good achievements in this tournament. He showed the best result here in 2018. Then he made it to the second round. But last year Karen shrouded the racket after the first match, when he lost to Nikoloz Basilashvili.

This season, the Russian started his way much more successfully in Dubai. In the previous round Khachanov left no chance for Mikhail Kukushkin (7-6, 6-1).

So far, no one can understand what’s going on with Khachanov. After all, it is clear that he could not find his game for several months, but his decline is difficult to explain. The most interesting thing is that Karen did not have any health problems and on a regular basis and got his game practice. Recently, the Russian even began to serve badly, because the players with good reception confidently enough break even the first ball. In the game, everything looks deplorable, because if he still holds the ball in the court, he hits only a cent, and if he tries to sharpen it, then either the kick is dropped or the net.

Betting Tips Statistics

Highlights

  • In head-to-head meetings, the score is 1-0 in favor of Khachanov
  • This year the Austrian won seven matches on the hard.
Dennis NovakvsKaren Khachanov
96ATP Rank17
26 (1993.08.28)Age23 (1996.05.21)
Wiener Neustadt, AustriaBirthplaceMoscow, Russia
Neufeld, AustriaResidenceDubai, UAE
6’0″ (183 cm)Height6’6″ (198 cm)
176 lbs (80 kg)Weight192 lbs (87 kg)
Right-HandedPlaysRight-Handed
Two-HandedBackhandTwo-Handed
2011Turned Pro2013
1/5YTD Won/Lost7/5
0YTD Titles0
14/24CAREER W/L126/102
0Career Titles4
$907,035Career Prize Money$8,199,947

Singles Service Record

Dennis NovakSingles Service Record on hardKaren Khachanov
94Aces1,251
48Double Faults398
63%1st Serve62%
68%1st Serve Points Won76%
50%2nd Serve Points Won51%
115Break Points Faced787
57%Break Points Saved63%
203Service Games Played1,757
75%Service Games Won83%
61%Total Service Points Won66%

Singles Return Record

Dennis NovakSingles Return Record on hardKaren Khachanov
23%1st Serve Return Points Won27%
50%2nd Serve Return Points Won50%
80Break Points Opportunities871
40%Break Points Converted41%
205Return Games Played1,762
16%Return Games Won20%
33%Return Points Won36%
48%Total Points Won51%

Previous Head-to-Head Meetings

YearEventSurfaceRNDWinner
2018ViennaIndoor HardR32Karen Khachanov

Dennis Novak vs Karen Khachanov Predictions

Novak has a strong enough serve, so if he loses, he does it with a small difference in the score. In this meeting, he’ll also have a chance. Lately, the Russian is often mistaken. What are his lost sets in Melbourne worth to the Spaniard Pedro Martinez and the Swede Mikael Ymer. We still believe that Karen will win since he has much more experience in ATP Tour

  • Our prediction: Karen Khachanov Will Win.

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