Zverev vs Khachanov: who will win the Olympic gold?
On August 1, Alexander Zverev faces Karen Khachanov in the final of the tennis tournament at the Tokyo Olympics. Who will win the gold medal? Our answer is in the prediction below.
This week Zverev won one of the most impressive victories in his career. In the semifinals of the tennis tournament at the Tokyo Olympics, Alexander defeated Novak Djokovic in three sets (1-6, 6-3, 6-1). He lost the first set to the World №1 and lost his serve in the second set, but managed to make a wonderful comeback.
Before the match against Djokovic, Zverev had no problems at the Olympics. The representative of Germany defeated all his previous opponents in two straight sets. In the first round, he outplayed Lu Yen-Hsun (6-1, 6-3), in the second round scored a victory over Daniel Galan (6-2, 6-2). In the third round, Zverev defeated Nikoloz Basilashvili (6-4, 7-6), and in the quarterfinals - Jeremy Chardy (6-4, 6-1).
Khachanov has unexpectedly made it to the final of the Olympic tournament. Before the start of the Olympics, hardly anyone would have predicted that. But Karen really demonstrates incredible tennis in Tokyo and is definitely able to win the gold.
Khachanov is also physically very fit. At the Olympics, he has already played three three-set matches, in which he defeated Yoshihito Nishioka (3-6, 6-1, 6-2), Diego Schwartzman (6-1, 2 -6, 6-1), and Ugo Humbert (7-6, 4-6, 6-3). In the semifinals, Khachanov ousted the offender of his compatriot Medvedev, Pablo Carreno-Busta in two straight sets (6-3, 6-3).
In the last five matches, Zverev played a tie-break only once.
Under 9.5 games were played in the 1st set in 3 of Khachanov's last 5 matches.
Zverev is undoubtedly the favorite of the upcoming match because he knocked Novak Djokovic out of the tournament. The bookmakers consider him the main contender for the gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics. Nevertheless, the upcoming fight is unlikely to be easy for the German.
Khachanov is also having an incredible tournament, he is charged for success and will fight for the gold with all his strength. Moreover, he had already defeated Zverev before. The last match between the tennis players ended with Khachanov's victory over Zverev in two sets. So will risk it at play his victory in the final.
Our prediction - Khachanov to win.
Prediction: Khachanov to win
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The upcoming final of the Tokyo Olympics tennis tournament will be close. Both tennis players are in excellent shape, we can hardly imagine that the fight will end in two sets.
Second prediction - total over 23 games.