Where is Karen Khachanov vs Stan Wawrinka taking place? IGA Stadium, Montreal
When is Karen Khachanov vs Stan Wawrinka on and what time does it start? Monday 5th August, 2019 – 23:30 (UK)
What channel is Karen Khachanov vs Stan Wawrinka on? This match will not be televised live in the UK
Where can I stream Karen Khachanov vs Stan Wawrinka? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream the match on their platform
Where can I get tickets for Karen Khachanov vs Stan Wawrinka? https://sport.bt.com/live-on-bt-sport-01364117948039
Last meeting: Stan Wawrinka beat Karen Khachanov 7-6, 6-4
- Karen Khachanov received a bye to the second round of the Singles draw of the Montreal Open but will play alongside Radu Albot in the Men’s Doubles first round the night before.
- The Russian is at a career-high 8th in the ATP world rankings after an excellent season but he exited the recent Washington Open at the earliest opportunity after a three-set defeat to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
- Khachanov is on the wrong end of a 2-0 head-to-head record with Stan Wawrinka with both losses coming on hard courts in Russia last year and Qatar earlier this year.
- Stan Wawrinka beat Grigor Dimitrov for the third time in just over a year in the first round of the Montreal Open to set up a third meeting with Karen Khachanov.
- The Swiss number two is returning well from injury and has moved up to 22 in the ATP world rankings from 66 at the turn of the year, with a 22-14 record.
- The 24-year-old reached the semi-finals of this tournament back in 2016 before Kei Nishikori knocked him out and he lost to eventual champion Rafael Nadal last year.
This should be a highly entertaining match between two powerhouses, with a result difficult to call in the current climate. Karen Khachanov holds the better rank at eight in the world but the numbers belie a player who has a vulnerability in his young game, as depicted by his two Grand Slam losses to Roberto Bautista Agut this year and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s win last week. The 23-year-old has clear ability, and may well prove it against Stan Wawrinka, but the Swiss shades this contest in the mentality department. For want of a safer call, this match could go to a decider. If you’re feeling brave, Stan has the experience to grind out a win.