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30 year old Karatsev is currently ranked No. 63.  Highest No. 14 on 7 February 2022.  The two have met before, in the final of the 2022 Sydney Tennis Classic with Karatsev winning 6-3, 6-3 to lift his 3rd ATP Tour title.  He hasn't achieved anything of significance since then apart from reaching the semi-finals of this year's Madrid Open defeating Alex de Minaur and Daniil Medvedev en route before losing to Jan-Lennard Struff, then reaching the quarter-finals of the French Open where he lost to Frances Tiafoe in four sets.  In his first match here he defeated World No. 48 Matteo Arnaldi 6-7(5), 7-6(5), 6-2.

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I can find out very little about Mo other than that he's aged 23 and has a current ranking of No. 668 - career high No. 652 in August.

Zhuhai is BST + 7.

Amazon are not showing this tournament, which is a 250.

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The two will meet for the 12th time in their careers with Andy leading their H2H 8-3.   They haven't played since the final of Beijing in 2016.

Dimitrov, who is currently ranked No. 19, has been suffering from a back problem but came back from two sets down against Alex Molcan in round 1 in a topsy-turvy match which saw Dimitrov go on to take the 3rd and 4th sets comfortably, then go 2-5 down in the fifth only to storm back to take the tiebreak 9-7.

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24 year-old Moutet, who plays left-handed, is currently ranked No. 71 with a career high of No. 51 achieved in November 2022.  He has won 6 ATP Challenger Tour titles.

He has only won 6 of his 19 matches this year and is currently on a four-match losing streak, including a straight sets first-round loss to Emil Ruusuvuori in Cincinnati.  His best result on tour this season was a quarter-final appearance in Mallorca.  He has a 6-5 record at Flushing Meadows, with three of those wins coming during his run to the second week last year where he entered the main draw as a lucky loser.

Moutet is a baseliner who doesn't have a particularly powerful serve or ground strokes but moves well round the court.

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Last year Andy, who is currently ranked World No. 36, made round 3 after defeating Francisco Cerundolo in straight sets and qualifier Emilio Nava in four, Andy having lost the first set 5-7 after 1 hr 25 mins of play.  He was then defeated 6-4, 6-4, 6-7(1), 6-3 by Matteo Berrettini.

Sky now have the sole broadcasting rights so viewers in the UK who don't have it will have to depend on free live streams.

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