Karen Khachanov vs Sebastian Korda – Quarter-Final – Preview & Prediction | 2023 Australian Open
When is Karen Khachanov vs Sebastian Korda on and what time does it start? Karen Khachanov vs Sebastian Korda will take place on Tuesday 24th January, 2023 – not before 03:00 (UK)
Where is Karen Khachanov vs Sebastian Korda taking place? Karen Khachanov vs Sebastian Korda will take place at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia
What surface is Karen Khachanov vs Sebastian Korda being played on? Karen Khachanov vs Sebastian Korda will take place on an outdoor hard court
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What channel is Karen Khachanov vs Sebastian Korda on in the UK? Karen Khachanov vs Sebastian Korda will be televised live on Eurosport
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World number 20 Karen Khachanov handed in-form Yoshihito Nishioka two bagels in an incredible performance on Sunday, backing-up an excellent four-set victory against Frances Tiafoe in the third round. The 26-year-old reached the semi-finals at a Grand Slam for the first time at the US Open last summer, stunning Nick Kyrgios in five sets at this stage of the tournament, and he has to be considered a dark horse for the final now with the draw so open in Melbourne.
22-year-old Sebastian Korda provided the biggest upset in the Men’s draw so far at the Australian Open with a straight-sets dismantling of two-time finalist Daniil Medvedev on Friday. The American backed that up with an incredible five-set victory over 10th seed Hubert Hurkacz on Sunday, coming back from a set down to eventually take the championship tiebreaker 10-7. Korda will set a career-high ATP world ranking of around 25th no matter the outcome here in his first Grand Slam quarter-final.
Both Karen Khachanov and Sebastian Korda have been remarkable in their respective ways at the Australian Open so far, with Korda’s results the more eye-catching but Khachanov’s the more dominant. The Russian won the Paris Masters in 2018, at Novak Djokovic’s expense, but a few seasons without that intensity means his return to form over the last 12 months has flown wildly under the radar. Similarly, 22-year-old Korda’s drab sophomore season in 2022 only really improved late-on, with his run to the Adelaide 1 final at the start of 2023 his runners-up placing final in five tournaments. Korda’s victory over Daniil Medvedev is clearly the outstanding result of both players Melbourne campaigns so far but Khachanov’s four-set victory over Frances Tiafoe, and the partisan crowd, suggests he can take this quarter-final all the way. The pair shared a five-set epic in the round of 16 at Wimbledon in 2021 that saw countless breaks of serve in a frantic fifth set but Korda claimed two straight-set results late last season on hardcourts to lead 2-1 in their head-to-head. Back the American to win at least two sets here and leave the victor of this likely epic up to chance.