Khachanov vs. Federer
|Date & Time||Saturday June 24, 2017, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Khachanov +650 / Federer -1000 -- Over/Under:
Roger Federer and Karen Khachanov meet in the semifinals of the 2017 Gerry Weber Open.
Roger Federer is coming off a straight sets win over Florian Mayer that took 19 games to decide. In the victory, Federer won 86 percent of his first serve points and 55 percent of his second serve points. Federer has yet to drop a set this tournament and is coming off a match in which he produced 11 aces. Federer is always going to win his handful of return points, but if he's going to serve like that as well, hes going to be a tough out in any tournament. After taking off the clay season, Federer looks fresh and ready to make a deep run in the Wimbledon. Federer hopes to make his fourth final appearance of the 2017 season. Federer has won eight of his last 10 matches on grass court.
Karen Khachanov is coming off a three set win over Andrey Rublev that took 32 games to decide. In the victory, Khachanov won 71 percent of his first serve points and 40 percent of his second serve points. Khachanov continues his magical run that includes beating Kei Nishikori and Gilles Simon, and he now has a shot at probably the biggest win of his career 21 years old. Khachanov is simply playing some of the best tennis of his life right now and will have a shot in this match if he continues to win a high number of his service points. Khachanov hopes to make his second career final and first since October of 2016. Khachanov has two wins over top-10 players, both coming this season. Khachanov has won five of his last six matches on grass court.
This will be the first time these two meet on the tennis court.
Khachanov has proven to be no pushover the last couple of months and has a chance to shock the world if he continues to get his first serve in play. However, I don't bet against a rested Federer, as he's too experienced and too polished. Khachanov will have to play his best match yet to get this victory.
I like Federer in two competitive sets.