Khachanov vs Carreno Busta: who will be the finalist?
On July 30, Karen Khachanov takes on Pablo Carreno Busta in the semifinals of the tennis tournament at the Tokyo Olympics. Who will make it to the final? You can find our prediction below.
Khachanov worked really hard to get to the semifinal of the Olympic tournament. More or less easy was the match against James Duckworth, in which Khachanov won in two sets (7-5, 6-1). But all the other confrontations were quite difficult for the Russian tennis player. Karen lost a set to each of his other opponents - Yoshihito Nishioka (3-6, 6-1, 6-2), Diego Schwartzman (6-1, 2-6, 6-1), and Ugo Humbert (7-6, 4 -6, 6-3).
Pablo Carreno Busta
Carreno Busta came to the Tokyo Olympics as the winner of the Hamburg Open. The victory at the tournament in Germany gave the Spanish tennis player confidence and he gave a great performance in Tokyo. The recent victory over the World№2 Daniil Medvedev (6-2, 7-6) clearly demonstrated that no one should underestimate Carreno Busta. The Spaniard is now in great shape and can play on equal terms against any athlete.
Carreno Busta has played two tie-breaks in the last five matches.
More than 9.5 games were played in the first set in 3 of Khachanov's last 5 matches.
Carreno Busta has lost only one set at the current competition. The Spaniard is now in excellent shape. he has just defeated Medvedev in two games. In addition, Pablo is leading the head-to-head with a score of 4-2. So we suggest betting on his victory.
Our prediction - Carreno Busta to win.
Prediction: Carreno Busta to win
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The tennis players approach the upcoming match in good spirits. We most likely will see a close match: Khachanov and Carreno Busta have met six times in their careers, they are familiar with each other's game.
We suggest betting on the total over 22 games.