Todays tennis predictions for Dusan Lajovic vs Karen Khachanov
Dusan Lajovic will play against Karen Khachanov in the ATP Cup in Australia and we got Todays tennis prediction for that match. The game is on Saturday, 11 January and will not start before 02:00 UK.
Dusan Lajovic world number 34 started with a victory in the ATP Cup against Lloyd Harris in 3 sets. Then he lost his second match against Benoit Paire but managed to win in his 3rd clash against Nicolas Jarry in straight sets. With these two wins, he helped his country to advance to the ¼ finals. There Serbia faced Canada and Lajovic had to play against Felix Auger Aliassime. The Serbian was an underdog against Felix but beat him easily in 2 sets – 6-4, 6-2 and Serbia will play against Russia in the ½ finals.
This is more than impressive performance from Dusan giving the fact that he ended last year with 3 losses in a row. The first loss was against Adrian Mannarino in the ¼ finals in Moscow and then he was beaten in the 1st rounds in Basel and Paris from Radu Albot and Corentin Moutet.
Karen Khachanov world number 17 won all of his matches in the ATP Cup so far. In the group stage the Russian beat Stefano Travaglia, Taylor Harry Fritz and Viktor Durasovic. In the ¼ finals Russia faced Argentina and Karen had to play against Guido Pella. He got no problem against Pella and beat him 6-2, 7-6. Khachanov also played for Russia on the Davis Cup last year but there he lost against Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Denis Shapovalov.
Lajovic and Khachanov played twice and the Serbian won both of the matches. Their last game was on clay in Madrid in 2018 and Dusan beat him in the 1st round 6-3, 6-2. Both players are in an amazing form in Australia but in the upcoming clash, I expect Karen to win and beat for the first time his Serbian opponent. Todays tennis prediction: Karen Khachanov to win