There will be a lot at stake when Karen Khachanov and Stefanos Tsitsipas face off in the Australian Open semi-finals.
Neither player has reached the final at Melbourne Park before, so we can expect an exciting affair.
Tsitsipas has already lost three times in the semi-finals at the Australian Open, can he finally go further in 2023?
Or will Khachanov get the best result of his career at a Grand Slam and reach his first major final?
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Karen Khachanov vs Stefanos Tsitsipas Odds
|Earn||USA (Vegas Insider)||United Kingdom (Skybet)||Australia (sports betting)|
|Propagate||USA (Vegas Insider)||United Kingdom (Skybet)||Australia (sports betting)|
|Karen Khachanov (+4.5 games)||–||–||$1.84|
|Stefanos Tsitsipas (-4.5 games)||–||–||$1.92|
Karen Khachanov vs Stefanos Tsitsipas form and betting trends
It’s no big surprise that the bookmakers have listed Tsitsipas as the favorite for this clash.
The world No. 4 holds a ranking advantage over his opponent and is more experienced in high-stakes Grand Slam matches.
Tsitsipas has won all but one of his matches in straight sets this tournament, with the sole exception of a five-set thriller against Jannik Sinner.
However, it should be noted that Sinner is the only seeded player the Greek has faced so far.
Khachanov, 18th seed of the tournament, should therefore challenge a relatively untested Tsitsipas.
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The 26-year-old went relatively under the radar to start, before his impressive four-set victory over promising USA Frances Tiafoe saw him grab the headlines.
He then beat Yoshihito Nishioka in the fourth round before his quarter-final opponent Sebastian Korda retired with an injury midway through the third set.
Tsitsipas and Khachanov should approach their semi-final well rested, in a match that has the potential to go the distance.
Karen Khachanov vs Stefanos Tsitsipas head-to-head results
Khachanov and Tsitsipas clashed five occasions.
The Greek holds an impressive record of 100% wins in his H2H history.
In their last game in Rome, Tsitsipas came from one set to win in three sets.
Karen Khachanov vs Stefanos Tsitsipas preview and prediction
Although there is a clear favorite for betting, this game is unlikely to be a blowout.
Khachanov is coming off a semi-final win at the US Open last year and has asserted his dominance in every match so far at the Australian Open.
His big serve – which sees him land powerful first serves and surprisingly quick second serves – will be key.
He also has the edge when it comes to sheer strength and groundstroke power.
However, he will have to overcome Tsitsipas’ complete style of play and athleticism.
The Greek is in fine form and his experience in important games will put him in a good position against a less experienced opponent.
Tsitsipas’ perfect record against Khachanov is also very encouraging.
Prediction: Tsitsipas in four sets.
What time is Karen Khachanov vs Stefanos Tsitsipas?
Khachanov and Tsitsipas will square off on Friday January 27 (AEDT).
The start time of the match has not yet been announced and will be subject to weather conditions and the end of previous matches.
|Date||–||–||–||Thursday January 25|
How to watch Karen Khachanov vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: Australian Open semi-final
|TV channel||Eurosport 1 or 2||ESPN/ESPN2||TSN1/TSN5||Channel 9|
|Streaming||eurosport.fr||ESPN+ and fuboTV||TSN+||9Now/Stan Sport|
Australia: The New network is the free-to-air broadcaster of the Australian Open 2023.
The Australian Open can also be watched on SmartTV’s 9Now and Stan Sport as well as 9Gem.
Fans can also stream the Australian Open through 9Now and Stan Sport.
UK: Coverage of the Australian Open 2023 is shown in the UK live and exclusively on Eurosport.
Eurosport 1 and 2 also provide daily coverage of the action in Melbourne.
UK fans can also stream the Australian Open via the Discovery+ app, the Eurosport app or via eurosport.co.uk
UNITED STATES: US-based tennis fans can watch this year’s Australian Open via ESPN. Games are broadcast on ESPN and ESPN2.
Both ESPN+ and fuboTV offer live streaming during the Australian Open 2023. FuboTV offers a free trial.
Canada: The Australian Open 2023 is broadcast in Canada by TSN.
Matches are shown on TSN1 or TSN5.
Canadian fans can stream the action live from Melbourne Park on TSN+.
The full TSN+ broadcast schedule can be accessed here.