Karen Khachanov vs. Dan Evans
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 12:00 PM (Ahoy Rotterdam)
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English tennis player, Dan Evans has made it into the second round of the 2020 ATP Rotterdam Open. At this stage of the tournament, Evans will play against Karen Khachanov from Russia.
Dan Evans won his opening round fixture in straight sets against Philipp Kohlschreiber from Germany. During the win, Dan Evans won all of his service games and 2 return games. The serving was especially strong from Evans as he hit 8 aces and won 81% of his service points. It has been a good season for Dan Evans as he led Team Great Britain to the quarterfinals of the ATP Cup while also making the final 8 at the Adelaide International. Having said that, this is expected to be a tough match for Evans as he is playing an elite player in Karen Khachanov.
Looking at Karen Khachanov, the Russian superstar defeated Fabio Fognini in straight sets in the previous round. It was a good performance by Khachanov as he won 89% of his service games and 4 return games during the win. It has been a solid start to the season for Khachanov as he helped Team Russia reach the semifinals of the ATP Cup. Khachanov looks in good form and he will be tough to beat.
There have been no prior head-to-head matches between Dan Evans and Karen Khachanov.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Karen Khachanov to win this match. Dan Evans has played well at this tournament but I don't see him being at the level of Karen Khachanov. Karen Khachanov has been amongst the top 10 players in the world over the past season and I see him being in good form. There is a big gap in skill between the players so I am going to predict that Karen Khachanov will win this match in straight sets.