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Frances Tiafoe vs. Karen Khachanov 2023 Australian Open Odds and Preview

By Jeff Stinger

Two of the ATP Tour’s power hitters will collide in the third round of the 2023 Australian Open, as seeded entrants Frances Tiafoe and Karen Khachanov square off on Thursday. Which of these two standouts will advance to the quarterfinals in Melbourne?

Nitrobetting is ready to volley the latest news, odds, and updates all year round. Let’s break down the upcoming third-round match of the 2023 Australian Open men’s singles tournament between Frances Tiafoe and Karen Khachanov.

Frances Tiafoe vs. Karen Khachanov Match Information

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Why Bet on Frances Tiafoe?

After a pretty shaky start in the first round of the 2023 Australian Open, 16th-seeded Frances Tiafoe had a much better showing in the second round of the tournament with his straight-sets victory over Juncheng Shang. Tiafoe dropped just one game in the final set to close out the day with fury and momentum heading into the next stage.

It’s been a great start to the season for Tiafoe, who won all five matches he played prior to the Aussie Open over in the United Cup. The Maryland native helped the United States go undefeated in that mixed-gender tourney in Sydney and is now set to claim his first ATP Tour title in over four years.

For the past two seasons, Tiafoe made it to the second round in Melbourne but failed to advance to the third round on both occasions. Perhaps the third time’s the charm for the 24-year-old, especially considering that he’s already reached the quarterfinals in Melbourne back in 2019.

Why Bet on Karen Khachanov?

Losing a bit of steam Down Under, meanwhile, is Karen Khachanov, who needed four sets to dispatch his second-round opponent in the tourney Jason Kubler. The No. 18 seed cruised past his first foe of the event only to struggle at times against Kubler but did drop just two games in the fourth and match-clinching set.

Khachanov continues his consistent showings in Melbourne, having advanced to the second round of the Aussie Open in all seven of his career appearances. The power-hitting Russian also made it to the third round of the tournament for the fifth straight time but has yet to advance beyond this stage of the event.

In terms of overall success, Khachanov has far more accolades under his belt compared to Tiafoe. The former has four ATP Tour titles while Tiafoe has just one victory overall. Although Khachanov’s running record of 7-2 this season somewhat offsets his experience, a superb semifinal showing in last year’s US Open shows that he’s ready to make the leap in becoming a formidable threat in Grand Slam events. Not to mention that he’s also unbeaten in two career singles matches against Tiafoe.

Frances Tiafoe vs. Karen Khachanov Betting Trends

  • Tiafoe is unbeaten in his first seven matches this year.
  • Tiafoe is 45-24 on the hard courts dating back to the 2021 season.
  • Khachanov is currently 50-23 lifetime in Grand Slam tournaments.
  • Khachanov is 39-22 in matches played on the hard courts for the past two years.

Frances Tiafoe vs. Karen Khachanov Expert Betting Prediction

It doesn’t get any closer than these two men boasting similar skills. While Tiafoe has fantastic momentum right now, we’re more inclined to side with Khachanov’s better track record in Grand Slam tourneys of late. As such, we predict Khachanov to prevail victorious in no less than four sets.

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