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Karen Khachanov Vs Jason Kubler Prediction, Head-To-Head, Preview And Live Stream- Australian Open 2023

The second round of the 2023 Australian Open will see Australian Jason Kubler, who is ranked 84th in the world, taking on world number 20 Karen Khachanov.

Khachanov came into the Australian Open on the strength of consecutive quarterfinal finishes at the two Adelaide events. But from the beginning of his first round encounter with Bernabe Zapata Miralles, it seemed like he was in for a difficult starting journey. He missed three set-points and was broken once in the opening set alone while spending an hour and eight minutes on the court. In just 57 minutes, Khachanov had defeated Zapata Miralles in straight sets and was leaving the court. He won the match 7-6 (3), 6-2, 6-0 to go to the next round.

A talented athlete, Sebastian Baez is currently rated 44th in the world with a career-high rating of 31. He has won 11 of his 12 men’s titles on clay, including 11 at lower levels, making him somewhat of a clay-court expert. This is why, despite entering the competition rated 84th in the world, it wasn’t all that surprising to see Kubler start out a favourite in their first-round matchup. Additionally, Kubler performed like a favourite and won his first-ever spot in the Australian Open second round in straight sets. 6-4, 6-4, 6-4, Kubler triumphed in two hours and eighteen minutes.

Khachanov vs Kubler Match Details

Tournament: Australian Open
Date: January 18
Venue: Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia
Surface: Hard
Round: First round
Category: Men’s Singles
Prize Money: A$76,500,000

Khachanov vs Kubler Head-to-Head Record

This will be their first encounter.

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Khachanov vs Kubler Prediction

Now that he has reached the third round of this competition for the sixth time in a row, Khachanov will be hoping to make it two in two in Melbourne. The Australian received three break points—one in each of the three sets—and converted on all three. To avoid any unexpected drama in the fight, he instead saved all three of the opponents he faced. Kubler might make it very challenging for Khachanov if he performs the same as he did in the first round. Although Kubler might be predicted to take home a set in this match, Khachanov is the clear favourite.

Prediction: Khachanov to win in 4

Khachanov Last three performances

  1. Australian Open: First round- b. Zapata Miralles 7-6(3), 6-2, 6-0
  2. Adelaide International 2: Quarterfinal- l. Draper 4-6, 6-7(3)
  3. Adelaide International 2: Second round- b. Huesler 6-4, 6-4

Kubler Last three performances

  1. Australian Open: First round- b. Baez 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
  2. Adelaide International 2: Second round- l. Kecmanovic 7-5, 6-7(1), 4-6
  3. Adelaide International 2: First round- b. Etcheverry 7-6(2), 7-5

Broadcast and Live Stream Details

  • US – Tennis Channel
  • UK – Tennis TV (live streaming)
  • Australia – beIN Sports
  • Canada – TSN
  • India – Discovery/ Tennis TV

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Akshat Joshi
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Akshat has played professional Tennis under the All India Tennis Association and is a certified sports fanatic. He is also a law student devoted to fitness and movies, Tennis takes centre stage in Akshat's life. "Life is a sport, make it count" are the words he lives by.
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