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One of the most entertaining first-round matchups is set to kick off at the 2023 China Open. This match involves Khachanov vs Musetti, and it should be a cracker. As for my tennis predictions today for this match, let me discuss these now.
Our favourite Karen Khachanov vs Lorenzo Musetti predictions
- 1 Our favourite Karen Khachanov vs Lorenzo Musetti predictions
- 2 Khachanov to keep his form in Asia going strong
- 3 Key match details
Neither of these two guys is seeded in the 2023 China Open, despite the fact that they are both top 20 players. Khachanov is ranked 14 while Musetti is ranked 18, so they are both top-tier players. As for which way I feel this match will go, I’ve listed two valuable ATP China Open predictions for this first-round match right here:
Khachanov to win @ 13/20 (1.65)
Khachanov might have been injured for several months following Roland Garros, and he did seem shaky in North America. However, he has regained his mojo, so to speak, as proven by his tournament win in Zhuhai last week. In that event, he played great tennis and scored several solid wins along the way, so he has to be the favourite heading into this one, as confirmed by the odds.
Khachanov -1.5 games handicap @ 3/4 (1.75)
Because of Khachanov’s game style, I believe that he will secure a -1.5 games handicap against Musetti in this first-round clash. Thanks to his big serve and huge forehand, he should be able to dominate Musetti from the back of the court. And assuming he uses his weapons to his advantage, I can see a comfortable straight-sets win on the cards here.
Karen Khachanov vs Lorenzo Musetti odds
The implied probability for Karen Khachanov to win this match is 60.60%. As for the chance that Lorenzo Musetti will win, the probability is lower at 46.50%.
The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, and the odds are subject to change. We recommend checking with your bookmaker before placing a bet.
Khachanov to keep his form in Asia going strong
Want to learn a bit more about Khachanov and Musetti before this game begins? Check out the previews below if so:
Karen Khachanov preview
As stressed earlier, Khachanov has dealt with a troublesome injury since the French Open earlier this year. Yet after going through a period of recovery that lasted several months, he now looks back to his best. This is especially true after he won an ATP 250 tournament in China last week, which has put him back up to number 14 in the ATP rankings.
Lorenzo Musetti preview
Musetti also competed in an ATP 250 event last week, and this was also played in China. However, the two guys weren’t in the same event, and Musetti lost in the semi-finals. This shows that he is playing okay, but I wouldn’t say that he has the same form or confidence level as Khachanov, even if he isn’t all that far behind in the rankings at number 18.
Khachanov vs Musetti head to head
These two individuals have yet to face each other on the ATP Tour, which makes this first-round clash at the China Open all the more interesting.
Key match details
- Match Schedule – September 28th, 03:00 GMT
- Venue – Beijing, China
- Viewing Options – Amazon Prime
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