Dubai Open: Karen Khachanov vs. Jeremy Chardy 3/17/21 Tennis Prediction
Jeremy Chardy vs. Karen Khachanov – 2021 Dubai Open Third Round
Wednesday, March 17th 2021
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Karen Khachanov (8) meets Jeremy Chardy in the third round of the 2021 Dubai Open on Wednesday, March 17th 2021.
Will Karen Khachanov be able to build on the momentum he gained by coming through that incredibly tough match against Alexei Popyrin or will the experience of Jeremy Chardy be able to cause the upset?
Jeremy Chardy put on a great comeback display on Monday, beating the heavy favourite Alex de Minaur coming back from a set down. Chardy was being destroyed all of the first set, but in the second and third, he just went for his shots and showed the youngster that he still has it. Chardy hits so powerfully and he can shock his opponents if they take them too lightly. Chardy has been playing some great tennis recently, pushing the likes of Andrey Rublev to the limit and nearly causing some big upsets. How far can Chardy go in Dubai?
Karen Khachanov came through a very tough 3-set encounter against Alexei Popyrin which saw him being pushed to his limits, eventually winning the match 6-4/3-6/7-6. Karen Khachanov was not completely on top of his game in that match, but he showed great resilience to stay toe to toe with a very talented and confident youngster in Alexei Popyrin. Khachanov knows he will have to improve his game through if he is to get anywhere in Dubai as he now meets a very tough and in form Jeremy Chardy.
This is going to be the second meeting between both players, with Karen Khachanov having won their only prior encounter. If Karen Khachanov was on top of his game, this match would be a clear prediction. However, Khachanov has hit ups and downs recently, meaning he will not be as confident as he could entering this match. Chardy has been playing great recently and he is confident in his game. Khachanov is still the better player, but he will find it tough here. I expect him to still come through this match victorious, booking his spot in the quarter finals, but it will be in 3 tight sets.
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Karen Khachanov to win
The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.