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Grigor Dimitrov vs Aslan Karatsev Live Stream, Predictions & Tips - Dimitrov faces on-fire Russian qualifier
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Grigor Dimitrov vs Aslan Karatsev Predictions
A semifinalist at the Australian Open in 2017, Grigor Dimitrov was not among the favourites to make it to the final four in 2021. But after a crisp, straight-sets demolition of Dominic Thiem, he is one match away from doing just that.
Qualifier Aslan Karatsev has been on an exceptional run. But Dimitrov is far more experienced in matches of this magnitude and should be able to shut the Russian down.
- Grigor Dimitrov is 54-17 vs lower-ranked players at Grand Slams
- Grigor Dimitrov has won all of his Australian Open matches so far by seven games or more
- Aslan Karatsev has a 3-5 record vs top-50 players
- Aslan Karatsev’s percentage of second-serve points won dipped below 50% for the first time this season in his last match
Head to Head
This will be the first meeting between Grigor Dimitrov and Aslan Karatsev.
Grigor Dimitrov Stats
Age: 29 (16 May 1991)
Height: 6’3” (191cm)
World Ranking: 21
Career High: 3 (November 2017)
Career ATP Singles Titles: 8
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
2021 Titles: 0
Australian Open Best Result: SF (2017)
Grigor Dimitrov Form
A three-time Grand Slam semifinalist including at the Australian Open in 2017, Dimitrov has reached the quarterfinals without dropping a set. He had swift wins over former finalist Marin Cilic, wildcard Alex Bolt and progressed past Pablo Carreno Busta via retirement.
Dimitrov’s win over Dominic Thiem was one of the biggest shocks of the tournament. It took Dimitrov just over two hours to defeat the US Open champion 6-4, 6-4, 6-0.
Dimitrov came back from breaks down in the first two sets, converted almost half the break point chances he created and won a healthy 58% of points behind his second serve.
Thiem was undoubtedly playing badly. But Dimitrov enters the quarterfinals physically fresh and with plenty of experience to draw on.
Aslan Karatsev Stats
Age: 27 (4 September 1993)
Height: 6’1” (185cm)
World Ranking: 114
Career High: 111 (November 2020)
Career ATP Singles Titles: 0
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
2021 Titles: 1 (ATP Cup)
Australian Open Best Result: Q1 (2015)
Aslan Karatsev Form
Karatsev has been the surprise of the tournament in the men’s draw. He had a very good 2020 season on the Challenger Tour but has barely played ATP Tour-level matches or Grand Slam matches before this fortnight.
The qualifier raced into the last 16 without dropping a set, getting his first top-10 win over Diego Schwartzman in the third round. His run looked like being ended by Felix Auger-Aliassime who led by two sets, but Karatsev fought back to win 3-6, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4.
Karatsev is clearly a very dangerous player on an exceptional run. But his match against Auger-Aliassime showed he’s far from unbeatable at this tournament.
Grigor Dimitrov and Aslan Karatsev meet in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open on Tuesday 16 February.
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Grigor Dimitrov is heavily favoured to win and can do so by a decent margin, but could struggle to win in fewer than four sets.
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