French Open 2019 – Dominic Thiem vs Karen Khachanov Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Dominic Thiem vs Karen Khachanov taking place? Roland-Garros, Paris

When is Dominic Thiem vs Karen Khachanov on and what time does it start? Thursday 6th June, 2019 – (not before) 12:15 (UK)

What channel is Dominic Thiem vs Karen Khachanov on in the UK? ITV4 & Eurosport are sharing broadcasting rights for the French Open so it is worth checking their schedules

Where can I stream Dominic Thiem vs Karen Khachanov? Televised matches can be streamed via the ITV Hub & Eurosport Player

Where can I get tickets for Dominic Thiem vs Karen Khachanov?
https://tickets.rolandgarros.com/en/home

HEAD-TO-HEAD
All-time meetings:
Dominic Thiem 0-1 Karen Khachanov
Last meeting: Karen Khachanov beat Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-1

THE PLAYERS

DOMINIC THIEM

  • World number four Dominic Thiem is having another excellent Roland-Garros campaign and won a match in straight sets at the fourth time of asking when he beat Gael Monfils in the round of 16 on Monday.
  • Thiem has lost out at the semi-finals and final of his last two Roland-Garros appearances to Rafael Nadal, with the Spaniard on the other side of the draw here.
  • Seven ATP ranks currently separate Thiem and his quarter-final opponent Karen Khachanov, who got the better of him in their only previous encounter last year at the Paris Masters.

KAREN KHACHANOV

  • Russia’s Karen Khachanov made himself known as a genuine Roland-Garros contender after taking down eighth seed Juan Martin del Potro in four sets on Monday.
  • Del Potro embodied the 23-year-old’s first real test in the round of 16 and that victory sees him reach his first ever Grand Slam quarter-final and a guaranteed move into tenth in the rankings.
  • Khachanov has reached the round of 16 in his two previous appearances at Roland-Garros having lost out to fellow quarter-finalist Alexander Zverev in five sets last year.

THE PREDICTION

This is perhaps the hardest quarter-final to choose on the men’s side of the draw between two excellent, exciting young (ish) players. With Novak Djokovic or Sascha Zverev awaiting the victor in the semi-final, this is a massive opportunity for either Dominic Thiem or Karen Khachanov to take. Khachanov has the history in their head-to-head with that Paris win last year, but this was on a hard court, and Thiem truly comes into his own on clay. This could be an electric match, possibly even five sets, but the clay-specialist should be favoured to progress.