Michael Imer will try to create problems for Karen Khachanov in the second round of the Australian Open on January 23. Will he be able to do this? – read in our prediction

Mikael Ymer

Ymer had a good training ahead of the Australian Open. The Swedish tennis player took part in two tournaments – in Doha and Auckland, where in total he won five victories in seven matches.

In the first round of the Australian Open, Ymer was opposed by the representative of Japan – Yasutaka Utiyama. The Swede had no problems with his opponent, having gained a pretty confident victory over him in three sets (6-4, 6-1, 6-2).

Karen Khachanov

Khachanov also on the eve of the Australian Open participated in two tournaments. The first was the ATP Cup, where he won four victories in five games. Then there was a tournament in Auckland, but there the Russian lost in the opening match – in three sets he lost to John Millman (6-4, 3-6, 3-6).

In Australian Open, in the first round, Khachanov met with Spaniard Mario Villella, who occupies 196th place in the ATP ranking. The victory was not easy for Karen, because he lost the starting set and had to recoup (4-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-3).

Statistics and personal meetings

  • Previously, tennis players have not met each other.
  • In the last five games, Imer won four victories, Khachanov won three.

Mikael Ymer vs Karen Khachanov Game Prediction

Ymer is a rather tenacious tennis player. He is good at playing on the back line, due to which he can create problems for Khachanov. It is difficult to say whether the Swedish tennis player will be able to claim victory in the upcoming game, but he is definitely able to pick up the set, so we propose to put it on this outcome.

  • Our prediction Karen Khachanov will win

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