Karen Khachanov vs Stefanos Tsitsipas Predictions and Odds: Australian Open

Khachanov and Tsitsipas face off in the first semifinal match of the 2023 Australian Open men’s singles. Here are our favourite predictions and the best bets and odds available as these two players battle for a chance at their maiden final appearance in Melbourne.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Karen Khachanov vs Stefanos Tsitsipas Match Predictions

Tsitsipas and Khachanov have already faced off five times on the Tour, but this one is definitely the biggest moment in their head to head. Khachanov has now made it back-to-back Slam semifinals. For Tsitsipas, it will mark his third consecutive appearance in the Australian Open semis, and the fourth in the past five years.

Tsitsipas to Win and Over 0.5 Tiebreaks

Tsitsipas’ serve has been one of his strongest points in his 2023 Australian Open campaign. Khachanov, meanwhile, is among the best servers on the ATP Tour. Tsitsipas played at least one tiebreak in three of his five matches in Melbourne, while Khachanov played four. In other words, we will likely see at least one set headed to the 13th and decisive game.

The other half of the bet is more straightforward. Tsitsipas is the undeniable favorite heading into this match. The Greek has been as consistent as ever, and looks set to make his first final appearance at the first Slam of the year. He also holds the edge over Khachanov and has not lost to the Russian at the Tour level.

Total 3 Sets

This one is a slightly riskier proposition, but I like the chances. Tsitsipas has only dropped two sets in five matches versus Khachanov. And although Khachanov has been playing at a very high level over these past four months, taking on a player of Tsitsipas’ skills might be a bit too much for the Russian.

Tsitsipas won’t have as many chances to break Khachanov’s serve, but the Greek will probably do enough to wrap up this one in straight sets.

Karen Khachanov vs Stefanos Tsitsipas Match Preview

Having laid out the predictions for this match, let’s take a look at how Khachanov and Tsitsipas have advanced to reach the semifinals:

Karen  Khachanov

The former top 10 is once again on the rise. After some inconsistent years, things started to pick up again for the Russian in 2021 with a quarterfinals appearance at Wimbledon and a silver Medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Khachanov has now made it to back-to-back Major semifinals, fresh off a final four appearance at the US Open.

His campaign in Melbourne started off a bit slower, including a four-set win over Jason Kubler in the second round, but really picked up heading into week 2. Khachanov dispatched Frances Tiafoe in the third round, and then secured an easy win in straight sets over Yohsihito Nishioka to open the second week. Taking on the red-hot Sebastian Korda in his quarterfinal matchup, Khachanov had a better start than his opponent and secured a W.O. victory in the third set. The 26-year old has already secured a return to the top 15, and looks set for a promising season.

Stefanos Tsitsipas

Is this finally going to be Tsitsipas’ year? The Greek has been one of the best players on the ATP Tour, but is still chasing the first Slam title. This will be his third consecutive semifinal in Melbourne, and fourth in five years at his breakout tournament. The previous three appearances ended in frustrating losses – will the 24-year old from Athens turn his luck around this time?

Tsitsipas has had a textbook campaign so far. The Greek only dropped two sets all tournament, both in the tricky fourth round fixture against Jannik Sinner. The Greek has been extremely efficient, converting 50% of his break points (20 out of 40) while only conceding six of his service games. Tsitsipas won against Quentin Halys, Rinky Hijikata and Tallon Griekspoor in straight sets before holding off Sinner’s furious comeback in the fourth round. He then went back to his routine to end Jiri Lehecka’s surprising run with another win in straights.

Khachanov vs Tsitsipas Head to Head

As mentioned earlier, this will be Khachanov and Tsitsipas’ sixth meeting on the ATP Tour. The previous five went the Greek’s way: at the Shanghai Masters in 2017 and 2018, at the Rotterdam Open and the Canada Masters in 2021 and most recently at the Rome Masters last year.

Karen Khachanov vs Stefanos Tsitsipas Match Details

Rod Laver Arena

  • What is the start time for the Khachanov vs Tsitsipas semifinal match? This match is currently scheduled to start around 3:30 am GMT.
  • How can I watch the AO 2023  live in the UK? For viewers in the UK, the 2023 Australian Open airs live on Eurosport (TV and streaming) and Discovery + (streaming).
  • On which court will the 2023 Australian Open semifinals be played? The match will take place on the Roger Laver Arena, the Melbourne Park complex center court.