The first semifinal match of the ATP Masters in Montreal will see two Russian players taking on each other. The 6th seed Karen Khachanov will meet the 8th seed Daniil Medvedev which promises a thrilling battle. While Khachanov has one ATP Masters title in his career, Medvedev will try to make it to his first ATP Masters final in his career.
Karen Khachanov vs Daniil Medvedev
- 2019 Montreal Canadian Open (Outdoor/Hard)
- IGA Stadium, Montreal, Canada
- Saturday 10th August
Karen Khachanov News & Form
After a couple of three-set victories over Stanislas Wawrinka and Felix Auger-Aliassime, Karen Khachanov had a surprisingly easy job against the 3rd seed Alexander Zverev in the quarterfinal. Khachanov outlasted Zverev in straight sets 6-3 6-3, taking advantage of his rival’s poor performance and breaking his serve three times.
Khachanov won three titles last year, but he’s still searching for his first final in 2019. Karen is 21-17 this season and 9-5 at the ATP Masters, while World No. 8 is 10-8 on a hard court and 3-2 against the top-10 players.
Daniil Medvedev News & Form
World No. 9 has dominated his rivals in Montreal. Medvedev allowed just three games to Kyle Edmund in the second round, while Cristian Garin earned six games against Daniil in the round of 16. Likewise, Medvedev smashed the 2nd seed and World No. 4 Dominic Thiem in straight sets 6-3 6-1 in the quarterfinal, allowing no break points to his opponent.
Medvedev has a 37-15 record in 2019. He won a title in Sofia on a hard court and lost three championship matches including a straight-set defeat to Nick Kyrgios in Washington last week. Daniil is 10-5 at the ATP Masters and 24-7 on a hard court this season.
Khachanov vs Medvedev Head to Head
These two guys will meet each other for the third time, and each player has been successful once so far. Medvedev defeated Khachanov at the 2017 Next Gen Finals, while Khachanov beat Medvedev in three sets 6-1 6-7 6-3 in the semifinal of the ATP 250 in Moscow last year.
Betting Odds and Predictions: Khachanov vs Medvedev
The bookies consider Daniil Medvedev as a favourite to reach the final in Montreal, and you can take him at 8/15 odds with Sky Bet, while Khachanov is a 6/4 minnow on the same platform. Also, Sky Bet offers 6/5 odds on Medvedev to finish the job in straight sets.
When it comes to the total games, Betway set the line at 22.5 with both over and under at 5/6 odds. William Hill expects two sets in this match, setting the price at 4/7 odds, while three sets in the total are listed at 13/10 odds.
Our Khachanov vs Medvedev Betting Tip
Considering the players’ current form and their displays throughout the season, Medvedev is listed as a favourite for a reason. Likewise, he didn’t break too much sweat in his previous three matches, while Khachanov had a really tough job against Wawrinka and Auger-Aliassime.
Both Khachanov and Medvedev possess a strong 1st serve, so I expect to see a tight battle that will have more than 22.5 games in the total. Hereof, take the over on the total games with Betway, but if you prefer the side bet, I’m backing Daniil Medvedev to continue with his excellent performance and beat Khachanov at 8/15 odds with Sky Bet.