Karen Khachanov, who goes to the ATP Cup without any defeats, will meet with Guido Pella in the tournament on January 9. Is Karen the favorite of the upcoming match? – read in our forecast.
Khachanov so far is losing without loss on the ATP Cup. In three matches in the group stage, Karen won three victories, losing a total of only one set for these three matches. In the opening match, the Russian defeated the Italian Stefano Travaglia (7-5, 6-3), after which he defeated the US representative Taylor Fritz (3-6, 7-5, 6-1) and the Norwegian Viktor Durasovich (6-2, 6-1).
Pella won two victories in the group stage of the ATP Cup and lost once. In the opening match at the tournament, the Argentine defeated the Pole Kamil Majchrzak (6-2, 2-6, 6-2), then he lost to the representative of Austria Denis Novak (6-0, 4-6, 4-6) in the final match Guido won the group stage victory over eminent Croat Marin Cilic (7-6, 6-3).
Statistics and personal meetings
- For personal meetings leads Pella 1-0.
- Khachanov takes 17th place in the ATP ranking, Pella – 25th.
Karen Khachanov vs Guido Pella Prediction
Pella is an experienced tennis player, and besides, he already beat Khachanov – in April last year, the Argentine beat Karen on the ground in Barcelona in two sets (6-2, 7-6). Guido is able to force the fight on the Russian tennis player, who so far at the ATP Cup of the more or less serious rivals played only with Taylor Fritz (3-6, 7-5, 6-1).
Definitely, Khachanova will face a difficult test.
We offer to put Peglia to victory in the upcoming game.