Karen Khachanov at a tournament in Dubai on February 27 will meet Novak Djokovic, who is in first place in the world ranking. Will the Russian be able to impose the fight on the famous Serb in the upcoming game? – Find it out in our prediction.

At what time are Novak Djokovic and Karen Khachanov to play?
The game time is February 27, 2020, at 07:00 PM (UTC+4).

What are the players’ positions in ATP rankings?
Novak Djokovic takes the 1st position and Karen Khachanov takes the 17th position in ATP Tour Rankings.

How many wins and losses does Djokovic have?
Novak Djokovic has won 82.9% 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.

Novak Djokovic

Novak’s winning streak continues with 15 matches already, which started with the ATP Cup. In Dubai, Malek Jaziri (6-1, 6-2) and Philipp Kohlschreiber (6-3, 6-1) stood in the way of the Serb, who probably didn’t really want to go on the court, as they knew perfectly well how things would turn out at the end. Novak easily passed and Tunisian and German, who were simply defeated in 2 sets, and if one was allowed to win only 3 games, the other 4. The Serb is in optimal gaming conditions and probably only thinks about how he will celebrate the next triumph.

The Serb has no one to play with here, except perhaps Stefanos Tsitsipas. Only a Greek can only impose a fight and nothing more. Novak’s main weapon is his movement on the court, as he skillfully reads the opponents’ game and even before the strike he runs to take the right position. In addition, the tennis player on the hard and grass uses sliding, which is something incredible for other players (no one else is trying to do it because there is a risk of serious injury). At the moment Novak is rightly the first racket in the world, because he is the strongest player in the tour.

Karen Khachanov

If you look only at the results, it may seem that Karen is in good shape, because on his way to the quarterfinals he did not lose a set, but he is not. Mikhail Kukushkin could at least delay the match, or even win at all, because it’s not clear what scenario would have gone further if the Kazakh managed to close the 1st set, in which he led more than once with a break (7-6, 6-1).

The next one to be beaten by the Russian was Dennis Novak, but he didn’t put up much resistance, so the scoreboard ended up with a 2-0 score. Karen didn’t impress at all, as he doesn’t show the game that took place in the best season of his career in 2018.

Khachanov failed last week in the starting round in Marseille, where he lost three games to Aljaz Bedene (6-4, 4-6, 5-7).

It’s no secret that Khachanov is in a recession. The only intrigue is what is the caused of it. After all, the Russian had no health problems, he regularly goes from tournament to tournament and gets game practice. But at the same time, the tennis player at each competition looks unobtrusive and makes a huge number of unnecessary mistakes. Recently, she started pitching as well, as soon as there is some critical situation and suddenly the first ball disappears.

Betting Tips Statistics

Highlights

  • In personal meetings, Djokovic is 4-1.
  • Djokovic always beat Khachanov in two games.
Novak DjokovicvsKaren Khachanov
1ATP Rank17
32 (1987.05.22)Age23 (1996.05.21)
Belgrade, SerbiaBirthplaceMoscow, Russia
Monte Carlo, MonacoResidenceDubai, UAE
6’2″ (188 cm)Height6’6″ (198 cm)
170 lbs (77 kg)Weight192 lbs (87 kg)
Right-HandedPlaysRight-Handed
Two-HandedBackhandTwo-Handed
2003Turned Pro2013
13/0YTD Won/Lost7/5
1YTD Titles0
906/187CAREER W/L126/102
78Career Titles4
$143,059,955Career Prize Money$8,199,947

Singles Service Record

Novak DjokovicSingles Service Record on hardKaren Khachanov
3,677Aces1,251
1,548Double Faults398
64%1st Serve62%
74%1st Serve Points Won76%
56%2nd Serve Points Won51%
3,201Break Points Faced787
66%Break Points Saved63%
8,08Service Games Played1,757
87%Service Games Won83%
68%Total Service Points Won66%

Singles Return Record

Novak DjokovicSingles Return Record on hardKaren Khachanov
33%1st Serve Return Points Won27%
56%2nd Serve Return Points Won50%
5,598Break Points Opportunities871
45%Break Points Converted41%
7,837Return Games Played1,762
32%Return Games Won20%
42%Return Points Won36%
55%Total Points Won51%

Previous Head-to-Head Meetings

YearEventSurfaceRNDWinner
2019Davis Cup FinalsIndoor HardQFNovak Djokovic
2018ATP Masters 1000 ParisIndoor HardFKaren Khachanov
2018WimbledonOutdoor GrassR16Novak Djokovic

Djokovic vs Khachanov Predictions

The Serb is in excellent shape, and this is despite the fact that in the early stages he never gives 100%, so, starting from the quarterfinals, we will probably see even better quality game. As for Karen Khachanov, here and now the Russian has nothing to offer to one of the strongest tennis players of the XXI century, except only a pitch, which is not a top one. I don’t know whether we’ll see the smash or not, but we predict Novak Djokovic winning in 2 sets, each of which will not go beyond the 10th game.

  • Our prediction: Novak Djokovic Will Win.