Great opening half battle from both Pablo Carreno Busta and Karen Khachanov but it’s the Russian in Khachanov who won the first set while Carreno Busta began to fell behind with the loss of momentum there.
And nothing much has changed from Carreno Busta when he couldn’t reprise the same form that fired off from the beginning, even though the Spaniard reaped some consolation points which is too late to hold Khachanov back in straight sets.
The final score is 6-3, 6-3 as Karen Khachanov advances through to the gold medal match and we’ll see if either Novak Djokovic or Alexander Zverev come home first for the other berth soon.
He’s such a great player to watch who stayed on top of his game, especially with the first half momentum during each set where it gave plenty of patience for Khachanov to execute & harder for Carreno Busta to make up lost time.
For Carreno Busta, he will have a reprieve though in the bronze medal match.
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