2023 Australian Open: Karen Khachanov vs Frances Tiafoe prediction and betting tips (January 20)
Karen Khachanov has played two bo5 matches against Frances Tiafoe and won both. Will he beat the American tennis player this time to extend the streak?
Frances Tiafoe has a streak of seven victories in a row
Frances Tiafoe has a streak of seven victories in a row

The Karen Khachanov vs Frances Tiafoe fixture in the 2023 Australian Open will take place on Friday, January 20, 2023, starting at 8:00 a.m. GMT. The venue is John Cain Arena, Melbourne.

Latest odds on betting sites

Frances Tiafoe is priced with the odds of 1.85 (-117 American; 17/20 Fractional) to win the next matc, which equals an approximate probability of 55%. Karen Khachanov has an odds of 1.95 (-105; 19/20) to qualify for the next stage. The chances of this outcome are approximately equal to 34%.

The latest odds for Karen Khachanov vs Frances Tiafoe (January 20, 2023):

  • Over 40.5 games β€” 1.90 (-111; 9/10)
  • Under 40.5 games β€” 1.90 (-111; 9/10)
  • Asian handicap (-1.5) sets on Tiafoe β€” 1.50 (-200; 1/2)
  • Asian handicap (+1.5) sets on Khachanov β€” 2.60 (+160; 8/5)
  • Asian handicap (-0.5) games on Tiafoe β€” 1.85 (-117; 17/20)
  • Asian handicap (+0.5) games on Khachanov β€” 2.00 (+100; 1/1)

Match preview and statistics

Karen Khachanov met Bernabe Zapata Miralles (7-6, 6-2, 6-0) in Round 1 of the 2023 Australian Open. In the first set, he was unlucky to convert any of four break points, making them play tie-breaks, but he finished it in his favor. In the remaining sets, Khachanov was much stronger than his rival. He gave Zapata Miralles only four break points opportunities and saved them all.

In the second round, Karen Khachanov was lucky to play against Jason Kubler (6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2). In this match, he won 70% of service and 37% of return points. Karen Khachanov received nine break point opportunities and converted five of them. Also, he saved three out of five breaks and made only two double faults.

Asian handicap (-1.5) sets on Karen Khachanov has played out in all two matches in the 2023 Australian Open. The same outcome is priced with the odds of 2.80 (+180; 9/5).

France Tiafoe has a streak of five victories. He won the 2023 ATP United Cup, defeating Daniel Evans and Lorenzo Musetti. Overall, Tiafoe has won 10 of the last 12 matches and was defeated only by Lorenzo Sonego and Felix Auger-Aliassime.

In the first match of the 2023 Australian Open, the American tennis players defeated Daniel Altmaier (6-3, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6). He absolutely dominated in the first two sets. Tiafoe won them giving Altmaier only one break point opportunity. In the last two sets, the tennis players were approximately equal and they traded them to finish the match in four sets.

In the last game, Frances Tiafoe beat Juncheng Shang (6-4, 6-4, 6-1). He was lucky to play against one of the worst-ranked players in the tournament. Tiafoe won 58% of all points in this match. Also, he won 100% and 36% of service and return games, respectively, and saved all four of Shang’s break points opportunities.

Frances Tiafoe has won five of the last seven matches to nil. He is priced with the odds of 5.00 (+400; 4/1) to beat Karen Khachanov with a 3-0 score.

Karen Khachanov vs Frances Tiafoe H2H

Karen Khachanov beat Frances Tiafoe (6-3, 6-4, 6-4) in the 2021 Wimbledon. The Russian tennis player was much stronger at that time. He did not give Tiafoe any break point opportunities in three sets and won 57% out of all points.

Prediction and betting tips

Karen Khachanov looks a bit stronger in this game. His rivals at the start of the tournament were a bit stronger and he won all H2H matches against Frances Tiafoe with the most recent to nil. However, the American tennis player has a streak of seven victories in a row and showed that he is in perfect condition at the start of the tournament.

I believe that the players will show an incredibly close match with a total of over 40.5 games. The same outcome has played out in the last Karen Khachanov match and in one out of two H2H matches.

Betting prediction: Over 40.5 games

Odds: 1.90 (-111 American; 9/10 Fractions)

Karen Khachanov β€” Frances Tiafoe
Over 40.5 games
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