Philipp Kohlschreiber vs Karen Khachanov
Philipp Kohlschreiber will play against Karen Khachanov in the 2nd round in Moscow so we got the Best tennis prediction for today for that match. The game is on Wednesday, 16 October and will not start before 16:30 UK.
Philipp Kohlschreiber world number 76 after the US Open where he lost his first game from Lucas Pouille 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 4-6 played till now only on Challengers and all his matches were on clay. In Genova Challenger he lost in the ¼ final from Guido Andreozzi 6-7, 3-6 and Szczecin Challenger the German lost his first match in the tournament from Riccardo Bonadio 6-0, 4-6, 3-6. His latest tournament before Moscow was in Florence Challenger where Kohlschreiber beat Gianluigi Quinzi, Alessandro Giannessi and Raul Brancaccio to reach the ½ final where his opponent was world number 115 Pedro Sousa and the Portuguese won that match 3-6, 5-7. In Moscow, in the 1st round, he faced Pierre-Hugues Herbert and beat him in 2 sets 6-3, 7-6.
Karen Khachanov world number 8 after the semifinal in Montreal where he lost from Daniil Medvedev in straight sets, doesn’t perform well. In Cincinnati, he won his first game against Kyrgios but then lost from Pouille. In New York, in the US Open, he was eliminated from Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 5-7, 5-7, 6-4, 3-6. Then he flew to St. Petersburg and in the 2nd round was beaten by Joao Sousa. In Beijing Khachanov eliminated 3 opponents – Pablo Cuevas, Jeremy Chardy, and Fabio Fognini to play another semifinal but again he was beaten this time from Dominic Thiem in 3 sets. In the Shanghai Masters he won against Taylor Harry Fritz 6-2, 6-4 in the 2nd round but in the 3rd round Fabio Fognini this time beat him 3-6, 5-7.
The two tennis players faced each other 4 times and Philipp Kohlschreiber lead with 3 victories and only one loss. Their last game was this year on clay in Munich and the German won it 7-6, 6-4. The only win of Karen Khachanov was in their first match ever in 2016 in Kitzbuhel with 6-4, 6-4. Now I expect the Russian to get his second win against Kohlschreiber who is not very good on hard and played mostly on clay lately.
Best tennis prediction for today: Khachanov to win