David Ferrer vs Karen Khachanov Tennis Prediction
David Ferrer snapped his four-match losing run on tour by defeating Matteo Berrettini in the first round of ATP Eastbourne last week but was handed a thumping defeat by Mikhail Kukushkin in the second round, 2-6 0-6. The win against Matteo Berrettini was the Spaniard’s first win since becoming the father for the first time.
Former world #3 David Ferrer, who suffered a first-round defeat at the French Open (2018) for the first time in his career (17 appearances), will now be hoping to avoid a first-round exit from Wimbledon for the first time since 2005, when he was beaten by compatriot Guillermo Garcia Lopez in straight sets.
David Ferrer’s w/l record in 2018 currently stands at 8/12 and the last time he finished a season with minus w/l ratio was back in 2003 (23/28).
Karen Khachanov made a positive start to the grass season by progressing to the quarterfinal of ATP Halle. However, he lost two three-setters at the Hurlingham exhibition event last week.
So far in this grass season, the talented Russian has faced two Spaniards and suffered defeats in both of those matches, against Roberto Bautista Agut in Halle and Pablo Carreno Busta in Hurlingham (will face a Spaniard on Tuesday).
Making his Wimbledon main draw debut in 2017, Karen Khachanov defeated Andrey Kuznetsov and Thiago Monteiro before losing to Rafael Nadal in the third round. His career w/l record on grass stands at 9/7.
Karen Khachanov got the better of David Ferrer when they met on the indoor hard court of ATP Montpellier earlier this season, and he is once again expected to beat the experienced Spaniard.
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