Adelaide International 2: Karen Khachanov vs Jack Draper – Preview, Head-to-Head, and Prediction

3rd seed Karen Khachanov takes on the talented Jack Draper in the quarterfinals of the Adelaide International 2 on Thursday.

Hamburg European Open Karen Khachanov vs Fabio Fognini
Karen Khachanov

Karen Khachanov

The Russian star began the new season by playing in the Adelaide International 1. He defeated Pedro Cachin in the round of 32 in straight sets 6-2, 6-4. In the second round, he got the better of Jack Draper in straight sets 6-4, 6-2. After two convincing wins, Khachanov was blown away by compatriot Daniil Medvedev in the quarterfinals.

Khachanov has made it to the quarterfinals in the Adelaide International 2 with a solid win against Marc-Andrea Huesler in the round of 16. Khachanov received a bye into the second round. Against Huesler, Khachanov was quite compact and always looked in control of the encounter.

Jack Draper

The Adelaide International 1 was also the first tournament of the season for Draper. He got off to a good start by defeating South Korea’s Soon-woo Kwon in straight sets 6-2, 6-1. Draper lost to Khachanov in the second round.

Jack Draper (Twitter)

In the first round of the Adelaide International 2, Draper defeated Lorenzo Sonego in straight sets 6-4, 6-2 with a complete performance. Draper followed it up with another impressive win against 8th seed Tommy Paul. The match ended in straight sets 6-4, 6-4.

Head-to-Head and Prediction

The head-to-head scoreline currently stands at 2-0 in favor of Karen Khachanov. Their most recent encounter came last week as Khachanov defeated Draper in straight sets in the round of 16 of the Adelaide International 1.

Prediction: Karen Khachanov to win in straight sets.

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