2020 Rotterdam Open – Dan Evans vs Karen Khachanov Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Dan Evans vs Karen Khachanov taking place? Rotterdam Ahoy

When is Dan Evans vs Karen Khachanov on and what time does it start? Wednesday 12th February, 2020 – not before 16:20 (UK)

What channel is Dan Evans vs Karen Khachanov on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Dan Evans vs Karen Khachanov in the UK? Amazon Prime will be showing matches from the 2020 Rotterdam Open / Tennis TV subscribers may also be able to stream the match

Where can I get tickets for Dan Evans vs Karen Khachanov? Click here to purchase tickets for the 2020 Rotterdam Open

Who won the last meeting between Dan Evans vs Karen Khachanov? N/A

THE LOWDOWN

DAN EVANS

  • British number one Dan Evans showed some of his best form in the first round of the Rotterdam Open in a straight sets victory over Philipp Kohlschreiber and did not lose his serve throughout.
  • Evans has dropped one place from a career-high 32nd in the ATP world rankings that he set earlier this year after an emphatic run at the ATP Cup saw him beat two top 20 players in David Goffin and Alex de Minaur.
  • 29-year-old Evans suffered a disappointing second round exit at the Australian Open but had previously reached the quarter-finals of the Adelaide International where he took a set before losing to the eventual champion Andrey Rublev.

KAREN KHACHANOV

  • World number 17 Karen Khachanov took full advantage of an out-of-sorts Fabio Fognini to defeat the 5th seed in straight sets in the first round of the Rotterdam Open.
  • 23-year-old Khachanov has finally won a match at this tournament at the fourth time of asking and as a notably ambitious young player will be targeting his fifth ATP title here.
  • All four of the Russian’s titles have come on hard courts, although he has a good clay court game too, but he has failed to match the form that saw him win the 2018 Paris Masters – his last final.

THE PREDICTION

This looks like it could be one of the longer three-set matches seen at the Rotterdam Open between two very mobile players. Karen Khachanov’s win over Fabio Fognini in the first round is a good scalp but the Russian will have expected to beat him and Fognini was poor, while Dan Evans offers up a plethora of potential problems. Evans has taken down two top 20 players already this year and has every chance of beating Khachanov for technique but the Russian is one of the more capable athletes on tour and is patient enough to weather any bad patches in what looks like a three-set victory.

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