ATP Barcelona Open 2021: Roberto Bautista Agut vs Pablo Andújar–Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

An all Spanish second round encounter awaits us at the Barcelona Open 2021 where fifth seed Roberto Bautista Agut will face off against Pablo Andújar.

Roberto Bautista Agut and Pablo Andújar
Roberto Bautista Agut and Pablo Andújar

Roberto Bautista Agut will take on Pablo Andújar in the Second-round of the ATP Barcelona Open 2021. Agut is currently the World no.11 on the ATP rankings and Andújar is the World no. 80.  

Match Details

  • Tournament: ATP Barcelona Open 2021
  • Match: Roberto Bautista Agut vs Pablo Andújar
  • Round: Second round 
  • Date: 20th April, 2021
  • Prize Money: $16,373
  • Venue: Barcelona, Spain
  • Surface: Clay Court

Roberto Bautista Agut vs Pablo Andújar: Match Preview

Roberto Bautista Agut
Roberto Bautista Agut

Agut has been one of the most consistent players on tour this season, but unfortunately he doesn’t have a trophy to show for it. This year alone, he has had two Final appearances, in Montpellier Open and the Qatar Open, and then a Semi-final appearance at the Miami Open.

In the just concluded Monte Carlo Masters, he lost to Andrey Rublev in the Round of sixteen match. After a first round bye, Agut will face fellow Spaniard Pablo Andújar in the second round of the competition. Andújar has been on the tour for many years now. He has four ATP Titles to show for it. In 2017-18 he underwent three elbow surgeries and came back on tour.

In 2018  he won his first ATP Title in more than four years by beating Kyle Edmund and winning at the 2018 Grand Prix Hassan II. His recent form has not been great. He did reach the second round of the Australian Open. In the first round match here, he beat Gilles Simon 6-1 3-6 6-3. 

Roberto Bautista Agut vs Pablo Andújar: Head-to-Head

 Pablo Andújar
Pablo Andújar

The two players have met twice on the tour before, with Agut winning both the encounters. So the head to head stands at 2-0 to Agut. Their last encounter was on the hard courts of Zhuhai, China. Agut won that encounter in straight sets 7-5 7-5. 

Roberto Bautista Agut vs Pablo Andújar: Prediction

Roberto Bautista Agut
Roberto Bautista Agut

Agut is probably in the best phrase of his career, and he needs to quickly win a few tournaments. Having done well in the hardcourt season, his expectations will be high from the clay court season. He should beat Andújar without much trouble. 

Match Prediction: Roberto Bautista Agut will beat Pablo Andújar in straight sets. 

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