2020 Western & Southern Open – Karen Khachanov vs Roberto Bautista Agut Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

Where is Karen Khachanov vs Roberto Bautista Agut taking place? Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New York, USA

When is Karen Khachanov vs Roberto Bautista Agut on and what time does it start? Tuesday 25th August, 2020 – not before 17:15 (UK)

Where can I get tickets for Karen Khachanov vs Roberto Bautista Agut? No tickets are available as the 2020 Western & Southern Open will be played without spectators

What channel is Karen Khachanov vs Roberto Bautista Agut on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Karen Khachanov vs Roberto Bautista Agut? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream the match live via their platform

THE PREDICTION

One of the standout ties of the third round sees 11th seed Karen Khachanov face 8th seed Roberto Bautista Agut in a match which is incredibly difficult to call. Khachanov has navigated tussles with Alexander Bublik and Pablo Carreno Busta so far while Bautista Agut received a bye in the first round before overcoming the experienced Richard Gasquet in the second. The surface just about tips this in favour of the Spaniard as he has won both hard court meetings with Khachanov in the past and also defeated the Russian in an exhibition match a few weeks ago. Ordinarily, exhibitions are not to be taken seriously but given the unique circumstances surrounding the suspension of the tour, the mid-lockdown events took on more importance. This is likely to go to three sets, but Bautista Agut is tipped to progress.

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