Karen Khachanov in the first round of the tournament in Dubai on February 24 will play with Mikhail Kukushkin. Which tennis player is better prepared to compete in the UAE? – Check our prediction below.
At what time are Kukushkin vs Khachanov to play?
The game time is February 24, 2020, at 14:00 (GMT+4).
What are the players’ positions in ATP rankings?
Mikhail Kukushkin takes the 89th position and Karen Khachanov takes the 17th position in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Kukushkin have?
Mikhail Kukushkin has won 44.5% of the games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Khachanov have?
Karen Khachanov has won 55.4% of the games as a favorite.
Last week, Kukushkin failed to defend the finals at the tournament in Marseille, because of which he will lose a certain number of rating points. Mikhail can correct the situation at the competitions in Dubai. He didn’t play here last year, so he will not have to defend any points in this tournament.
The opponent in the first round is not easy for him, but he already beat Khachanov during his career, and he did this three times – twice on hard and once on the ground.
Kukushkin spent almost his entire career in the top 100. And that suits him completely, because he has the opportunity to play at the most prestigious tournaments, where he happens, shoots. Mikhail builds his game at the expense of the back line, as a tennis player is able to change the way of the game several times during one match, that is, start with the second number, and in the end finish the rallies in a few strokes. However, this is not enough to sweep high positions in the ranking.
Khachanov in the current season only at the Australian Open performed more or less successfully. In Melbourne, the Russian managed to get to the third round of the competition.
After Australian Open Karen played in two tournaments, where he could not go beyond the second round. At the tournament in Rotterdam, Khachanov in the second round lost to Daniel Evans in three games (6-4, 3-6, 4-6), and in Marseilles in the first round he lost to Alyazh Beden (6-4, 4-6, 5-7) .
In 2018, Khachanov surprised everyone, because he was constantly compared with Del Potro and predicted a great career. And at that time all this was justified, because the Russian stood out by his balance in his game. He served incredibly, confidently acted in rallies (not only exacerbated, but could tolerate on the defensive) and competed on all types of coatings. Everyone was surprised that Karen acts aggressively, but at the same time he is not mistaken. However, now there’s nothing even close, because Khachanov is completely dependent on his supply and if the first ball disappears. In rallies, he hardly interrupts the ball over the net.
Betting Tips Statistics
- For personal meetings leads Kukushkin with a score of (3-0).
- In the last five games, Khachanov won two times, Kukushkin – one.
|Mikhail Kukushkin||vs||Karen Khachanov|
|32 (1987.12.26)||Age||23 (1996.05.21)|
|Volgograd, Russia||Birthplace||Moscow, Russia|
|Astana, Kazakhstan||Residence||Dubai, UAE|
|6’0″ (183 cm)||Height||6’6″ (198 cm)|
|159 lbs (72 kg)||Weight||192 lbs (87 kg)|
|$5,786,101||Career Prize Money||$8,199,947|
Singles Service Record
|Mikhail Kukushkin||Singles Service Record on hard||Karen Khachanov|
|67%||1st Serve Points Won||76%|
|51%||2nd Serve Points Won||51%|
|1,606||Break Points Faced||787|
|60%||Break Points Saved||63%|
|2,486||Service Games Played||1,757|
|74%||Service Games Won||83%|
|61%||Total Service Points Won||66%|
Singles Return Record
|Mikhail Kukushkin||Singles Return Record on hard||Karen Khachanov|
|27%||1st Serve Return Points Won||27%|
|52%||2nd Serve Return Points Won||50%|
|1,407||Break Points Opportunities||871|
|41%||Break Points Converted||41%|
|2,531||Return Games Played||1,762|
|23%||Return Games Won||20%|
|37%||Return Points Won||36%|
|49%||Total Points Won||51%|
Previous Head-to-Head Meetings
|2014||Moscow||Indoor Hard||R32||Mikhail Kukushkin|
|2017||Irving||Outdoor Hard||QF||Mikhail Kukushkin|
|2016||Prostejov||Outdoor Clay||SF||Mikhail Kukushkin|
Kukushkin vs Khachanov Predictions
Kukushkin defeated Khachanov three times in his career. In addition, Karen is quite unstable in the current season. The status of the favorite Khachanov in the upcoming meeting is clear, he is now ranked 17th in the world ranking, while Kukushsky is 89th. But we expect that Mikhail will be able to impose a fight on his opponent in the upcoming match.
- Our prediction: Mikhail Kukushkin Will Win.