On February 11, Karen Khachanov will try to get revenge from Fabio Fognini for the last defeat. Will the Russian succeed? – read in our prediction.
Khachanov held the Australian Open at a high level, especially the Russian pleased with his game against Nick Kirgios, where he gave his best and could win, but a little out of luck. Now everyone expects Karen to continue to return to her level.
At what time does Karen Khachanov vs Fabio Fognini play?
The game time is February 11, 2020, at 11:30 AM (UK time).
What are player’s positions in ATP rankings?
Karen Khachanov takes the 17th positions and Fabio Fognini takes the 11th position in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Karen Khachanov have?
Karen Khachanov has won 65% of games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Fabio Fognini have?
Fabio Fognini has won 60% of the games as a favorite.
More recently, Khachanov was the main hope of the Russian team and was rapidly progressing. But everything changed quickly enough, because it was only time to protect the glasses, so immediately a recession appeared out of nowhere. For about a year now, the representative of Russia has been playing at an extremely low level, he is losing to those rivals whom he previously easily closed. Due to all these failures, the tennis player lost faith in his own strength. At the moment, the tennis player leaves only at the expense of filing.
Khachanov began hard in the season. While the Russian is not happy with a stable game, and victories are not easy for him. Even in Australian Open, Karen lost the games to Pedro Martinez and Michael Ymer. True, in the third round, he surprised him with his game, resisting Nick Kyrgios.
It is worth noting that Khachanov took part in the tournament in Rotterdam three times. But while the representative of Russia did not go further than the first round. Moreover, in 2019, he even lost to the second-hundred player Tallon Griekspoor.
Unlike Khachanov, Fognini performed much better in Melbourne. The Italian confidently passed Guido Pella. Fabio also defeated Reilly Opelka and Jordan Thompson. But in the 1/8 finals, the San Remo native unexpectedly lost to Tennys Sandgren.
If Fognini had forced himself to give his best in every match, he would have long fought for leadership on the tour. Fabio is definitely one of the most technical players on the tour. He can carry out dizzying combinations, execute punches of any complexity and invent something incredible on the court. However, the Italian at the first difficulties loses control of himself and begins to break down at all. After such nerves, Fabio is no longer on his own.
Fognini first arrived in Rotterdam. Before that, he had never played in these competitions. Despite the Italian’s dislike of playing in the hall, he has some successes. For example, at one time he played in the finals of St. Petersburg and Moscow.
Betting Tips Statistics
- Last season, tennis players held two matches between themselves. Score 1-1. Both matches were held in a bitter struggle and on hard.
- Khachanov had never beat Fognini in two sets.
- In 2019, in the hall, both won three fights
A lot in the upcoming match will depend on Khachanov. After all, Fabio, although a universal player, but still gravitates to viscous soil. But for victory, Karen needs to rely not only on his cannon pitch, but at least show something in the drawings and not make many mistakes.
Khachanov is the favorite of the match, but his inability to play in Rotterdam is a bit confusing. In addition, Fognini played well in two fights against the Russian. It is difficult to predict what is on the mind of an Italian, but if he does not play the game, then he can lose the fight. Karen has a more powerful pitch, and this will probably play an important role on such a coverage.
Our prediction is the victory of Karen Khachanov