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Philipp Kohlschreiber vs Aslan Karatsev Predictions, Tips & Live Stream - Rising Karatsev faces savvy veteran

  • Philipp Kohlschreiber vs Aslan Karatsev predictions & tips
  • The French Open second-round match is being played at Roland Garros on Thursday
  • Aslan Karatsev has won 5 of his last 7 Grand Slam matches in straight sets
  • I am backing Karatsev to win in straight sets
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Aslan Karatsev made the semifinals of the Australian Open (Getty Images)
Hannah Wilks 02 Jun 2021
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Philipp Kohlschreiber vs Aslan Karatsev Predictions


Aslan Karatsev has been a revelation in 2021, the surprise Australian Open semifinalist is now ranked world no. 26 and has beaten two top-10 players on clay. Philipp Kohlschreiber's best days are far behind him and Karatsev should be able to win this one easily.

  • Aslan Karatsev has won 5 of his last 7 Grand Slam matches in straight sets
  • Aslan Karatsev is 9-5 on clay in 2021 including 2 wins over top-10 players
  • Aslan Karatsev has won 11 of the last 12 sets he has played against players ranked 101+
  • Aslan Karatsev has seen 29 games or fewer in 5 of his last 7 Grand Slam matches
  • Philipp Kohlschreiber has lost his last 4 matches against top-100 players
  • Philipp Kohlschreiber has not won back-to-back French Open matches in 7 years

Head-to-Head


Philipp Kohlschreiber has a 1-0 record vs Aslan Karatsev.

Kohlschreiber beat Karatsev 7-6(3), 2-6, 6-4 on indoor hard courts in Moscow in 2015.

Philipp Kohlschreiber Stats


Nationality: Germany
Age: 37 (16 October 1983)
Height: 5’10” (178cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 132
Career High: 16 (July 2012)
Career Singles Titles: 8
2021 Singles Titles: 0
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
French Open Best Result: R16 (2009, 2013)

Philipp Kohlschreiber Form


Philipp Kohlschreiber is a former top-20 player, but at the age of 37 his best results appear to be behind him. He played only six matches post-shutdown in 2020, all on clay, and went 2-4, dropping out of the top 100.

Kohlschreiber did not play in 2021 until April and has exclusively competed on clay, compiling a 4-4 record. 

He got his first win over a top-100 player since January 2020 when he beat Fernando Verdasco, ranked world no. 99, in the first round of the French Open.

Kohlschreiber is a classy player with a great single-handed backhand but he does not have the raw power of Karatsev.

Aslan Karatsev Stats


Nationality: Russia
Age: 27 (4 September 1993)
Height: 6’1” (185cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 26
Career High: 25 (May 2021)
Career Singles Titles: 1
2021 Singles Titles: 1
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
French Open Best Result: Q3 (2016, 2020)

Aslan Karatsev Form


Russia’s Aslan Karatsev has been one of the big tennis stories of 2021. After winning two Challengers and reaching two finals in 2020, Karatsev qualified for the Australian Open and made a spectacular run to the semifinals, ousting three seeded players on the way.

Karatsev went on to win in Dubai and reached the final in Belgrade. He has scored five wins over top-10 players in 2021, including beating Novak Djokovic, Diego Schwartzman and Daniil Medvedev on clay.

Karatsev scored his twenty-fifth win of 2021 when he beat qualifier Jenson Brooksby 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 in the first round and he should be able to record a similar win over Kohlschreiber.

Live Stream


Philipp Kohlschreiber and Aslan Karatsev meet in the French Open second round on Thursday 3 June.

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Verdict

Karatsev is younger, fitter, more powerful and in far better form than Kohlschreiber . He is overwhelmingly favoured to win and should do so in straight sets.

Best Bet: Karatsev 3-0 Set Betting @-125.00 at BetMGM - 5 Units

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