On July 27, Karatsev will play against Chardy in the 2nd round of the Olympics. Will Aslan be able to take revenge on Jeremy for his defeat at Wimbledon? Bookmakers are inclined to the success of the Russian.
Karatsev is a 27-year-old tennis player from Russia, the 24th racket of the world. He's having a wonderful season. On his debut performance at the TBSH, he was able to reach the semifinals (Australian Open). In addition, he won his first ATP tournament (in Dubai) and beat the first racket of the world-Djokovic (in the semifinals of the clay tournament in Belgrade-1).
At the Olympics, the Russian started with a very convincing victory over Paul: 6-3, 6-2. During the entire match, Karen only once allowed the American to get to a break point.
Chardy is a 34-year-old French tennis player, the 68th racket of the world. During his career, he won only one tournament – in Stuttgart in 2009. The current season started very well (semifinals at the tournaments in Antalya and Melbourne-2, 1/4 finals in Doha and Dubai), but then, on the ground and grass, showed very weak results.
At the Olympics, Jeremy was lucky with the draw, because he got an unknown Chilean from the 3rd hundred of the world ranking as his opponent. The Frenchman beat him easily and confidently, without giving up a single game on his serve: 6-1, 7-6.
Personal meeting statistics
The only face-to-face meeting remained for Chardy: 7-6, 7-6, 6-3. It was the 1st round match at Wimbledon a month ago. Interestingly, for three sets, the guys made only one break for two.
- Both guys won their 1st round matches without losing a single game on their serve.
Forecast from LiveResult.ru
Less than a month has passed since their first face-to-face meeting. I think the scenario will be similar: the guys will confidently take games on their serve, and the fate of each of the parties will be decided by a single break. Both have a strong serve, but Karatsev looks more interesting in the draws, so he should be preferred if you bet on winning. As for the Total, there is no doubt that it will be broken, and even two games will be enough for this.