Karatsev vs Murray: prediction for the ATP Sydney match
Aslan Karatsev and Andy Murray face off in the Sydney International final on Saturday, January 15. Who will be the winner of this tournament? Our prediction is in the article below.
Aslan Karatsev is having an excellent tournament. This is the fourth ATP final in his career. The Russian has won competitions in Dubai and Moscow, and was the runner-up of the tournament in Belgrade, where he lost to Matteo Berrettini (1-6, 6-3, 6-7).
At the current tournament in Sydney, Karatsev outplayed Miomir Kecmanovic (7-5, 6-4), ousted Lorenzo Sonego (6-2, 3-6, 6-2) and defeated the uncompromising Briton Daniel Evans (6-3, 6-7, 6-3).
Andy Murray will play in the final of an ATP tournament for the first time since 2018. In the last couple of years, Murray was recovering from hip surgery, and hasn't been delivering the top level of performance.
In Sydney, the British tennis player ousted such opponents as Viktor Durasovic (6-3, 6-1), Nikoloz Basilashvili (6-7, 7-6, 6-3) and Reilly Opelka (6-7, 6-4, 6-4). He also walked over David Goffin in the quarterfinal match.
In the last 5 matches, Karatsev played 3 tie-breaks.
Murray played under 9.5 games in the first set in 3 of his last 5 matches.
Karatsev is demonstrating beautiful tennis and has been very powerful and agressive in his Sydney International matches. We think he will be able to close his opponent in two straight sets.
Our prediction - total under 24 games
We believe that Karatsev can defeat the British athlete, who has spent a lot of energy in his last matches of the current tournament.
Second wager - Karatsev to win