Tata Maharashtra Open SF: Tallon Griekspoor vs Aslan Karatsev – Preview, Head-to-Head, and Prediction

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8th seed Aslan Karatsev takes on the talented Tallon Griekspoor in the semifinals of the Tata Maharashtra Open on Friday.

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Russia’s Aslan Karatsev reacts as he plays against France’s Adrian Mannarino during their men’s singles match on day five of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 21, 2022. – — IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE — (Photo by William WEST / AFP) / — IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE — (Photo by WILLIAM WEST/AFP via Getty Images)

Aslan Karatsev

The 29-year-old has been in fine form in the tournament thus far. He is yet to drop a set and has looked at ease in two of the three matches he has played.

In the round of 32, Karatsev made light work of Pablo Andujar. The experienced Spaniard was no match for the immaculate Karatsev and eventually suffered a loss in straight sets 1-6, 3-6. Karatsev went on to face Tim van Rijthoven in the second round. The Dutchman took the world No. 59 to the limit but eventually came up short. Karatsev won two tight sets 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (10-8) to progress to the quarters. Karatsev completely outplayed another Spanish player Pedro Martinez in the quarterfinals. The match ended 6-1, 6-2 in favor of Karatsev.

Tallon Griekspoor

The Dutch No. 2 has also not lost a set so far in the competition. He will be confident going into his clash with Karatsev.

Tallon Griekspoor (Image Credit: Mario Boccardi – Twitter)

Griekspoor began his campaign in Maharashtra by beating 7th seed Jaume Munar in straight sets 6-4, 7-5. The former followed it up with another fine performance against Marco Cecchinato in the round of 16. The 26-year-old won 6-4, 6-4. Griekspoor set up a date with top seed Marin Cilic in the quarterfinals. This was expected to be a big test for the youngster but Cilic had to withdraw from the tournament ahead of the match owing to a knee injury.

Head-to-Head and Prediction

The head-to-head scoreline is evenly poised at 1-1 on the ATP Tour. Overall, the record stands at 1-1. Their most recent encounter came at the Firenze Open where Karatsev won after Griekspoor retired midway through the second set.

Prediction: Aslan Karatsev to win in three sets.

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Edited by: Gerard Crispin