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Alexander Zverev vs. Karen Khachanov 8/1/21 - Olympic Tournament Men Singles Picks & Predictions

Alexander Zverev vs Karen Khachanov Odds & Info

Game Alexander Zverev vs Karen Khachanov
Date & Time Sunday August 1, 2021, 2:00 AM (EDT)
Location
Tokyo Japan
TV Channel
Tennis

German tennis superstar Alexander Zverev has made it into the final of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics where he will challenge for the Olympic Gold Medal. At this stage of the tournament, Alexander Zverev is set to play against Karen Khachanov from Russia. 

Alexander Zverev produced a huge win in the previous round where he defeated Serbian superstar Novak Djokovic in 3 sets. Zverev lost the opening set but fought back strongly to win the final 2 sets and the match. This has been an incredible tournament for Alexander Zverev and he will hope he has what it takes to win the Gold for Germany. 

On the other side of the coin, Karen Khachanov enters this match following a straight sets win in the semifinals of the tournament. Karen Khachanov has looked very strong in the tournament which will be pleasing as the Russian superstar has been in poor form recently. Since his win at the Paris Masters in 2018, Karen Khachanov has not won a single’s tournament which is a hugely disappointing record for the Russian. This is expected to be a tough match for Karen Khachanov as he is playing against an elite player in Alexander Zverev. 

Alexander Zverev and Karen Khachanov have played each other 4 times in the past with both players winning on 2 occasions each. The most recent match between these two players was in 2019 in Canada where Karen Khachanov won in straight sets. The most recent head-to-head win for Alexander Zverev was in 2018 at the French Open where the German superstar won in 5 sets. The head-to-head record is even as the players enter this match. 

 

Free Tennis Pick:

Alexander Zverev

Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Alexander Zverev to win this match. Zverev is the stronger player and has been in better touch over the past few years. This should be a close match but I think Zverev will be good enough to win in 3 sets. 

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