Andreas Seppi vs Karen Khachanov
Andreas Seppi will play against Karen Khachanov in a ¼ final in Moscow and you can read Best tennis prediction for that match in the Russian capital. The game is on Friday, 18 October and will not start before 10:00 UK.
Andreas Seppi world number 72 lost in the 1st round in New York in the final Grand Slam for the year against Grigor Dimitrov 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 3-6 and decided that it’s better to play on Challengers. He took part in New Haven where after wins against Roy Smith and Peter Polansky faced in the ¼ final Noah Rubin and lost 6-7, 6-7. In Cary Challenger after 2 victories Seppi played against Noah Rubin again in the ¼ final but this time beat him 6-0, 6-4 and after that won the title after beating in the ½ final Enzo Couacaud and in the final Michael Mmoh. Then the Italian flew to China and played in Zhuhai where he won against Nick Kyrgios 7-6, 6-1 and Zhizhen Zhang 7-6, 4-6, 7-6 but Roberto Bautista Agut eliminated him in the ¼ final after 2-6, 2-6. His next tournament was in Beijing but there Andreas lost in the qualification round from Vasek Pospisil. In Moscow so far he got wins against Christian Garin after 3-6, 7-6, 7-6 and Roberto Carballes Baena 5-7, 6-1, 6-3.
Karen Khachanov world number 8 also lost in his first match in New York from Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 5-7, 5-7, 6-4, 3-6 and then he flew to St. Petersburg to play in his home country but was beaten again in his first match in the tournament from Joao Sousa 6-7, 4-6. In Beijing Khachanov finally beat his first opponent Pablo Cuevas 6-2, 7-6 and in the 2nd round, he got another win against Jeremy Chardy in 2 sets. The ¼ final against Fabio Fognini was also won by the Russian but he was eliminated from Dominic Thiem in the ½ final. In the Shanghai Masters Karen beat Taylor Harry Fritz 6-2, 6-4 but lost from Fabio Fognini 3-6, 5-7. Because of his ranking, Khachanov started from the 2nd round in Moscow and beat Philipp Kohlschreiber after tiebreak in the final set.
Seppi and Khachanov played only once and the Russian beat him 6-4, 6-4 in Vienna on hard 2016. Khachanov is the favorite given the fact that he is playing at home and is the better player at the moment so I will pick him to win that match.
Best tennis prediction: Khachanov 2:0