Fabio Fognini vs. Karen Khachanov - 2/10/2020 Rotterdam Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Karen Khachanov vs. Fabio Fognini - 2020 Rotterdam Open First Round
Monday, February 10 2020
Fabio Fognini +137 / Karen Khachanov -188
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Karen Khachanov meets Fabio Fognini in the first-round of the 2020 Rotterdam Open.
Fabio Fognini had a great Australian Open in the sense of how far he got, but he was very lucky in some matches to even win. Fognini showed us his inconsistency, and his inability to dominate matches to close them out. Fognini is a very skilled player, and even won his first Masters 1000 title last year, beating Rafael Nadal, along the way. However, with Fognini, you never know which player is going to show up. He can challenge the best of the best, but can lose to the worst.
Karen Khachanov also had a great Australian Open and was so close to making the quarter-finals against Rafael Nadal. Khachanov has a big serve and a strong forehand. His game has dipped since his peak in 2018, but it does not mean he cannot reach those levels again. Khachanov has the ability to challenge the best, he just needs to concentrate more in matches. I believe he will have a great 2020 and will show us that he should be regarded near the level of the other NextGen players.
These two players have met twice before, with both players winning a match. This match will be a close one to call because you never know which Fabio Fognini will show up. Karen Khachanov should win this match, his consistency is better than Fabio's and he showed more potential at the Australian Open. Fabio will put up a fight, but Khachanov will come out victorious.
Khachanov in 3 sets.