Roberto Bautista Agut, fourth seed at the Dubai Open will face the Australian, Matthew Ebden in the second round. The Spaniard is ranked 13th in the ATP Rankings, whereas, Ebden is ranked 287th in the world.
- Date: 16th March 2021
- Tournament: Dubai Open
- Fixture: Matthew Ebden vs Roberto Bautista Agut
- Round: Second Round
- Venue: Dubai
- Category: ATP 500
- Surface: Outdoor Hard Court
- Prize Money: $33,495
Matthew Ebden vs Roberto Bautista Agut: Match Preview
Matthew Ebden had an incredible run at the Open 13 last week, where he reached the semifinals, losing to Daniil Medvedev after withdrawing mid-match. The Australian defeated the likes of Karen Khachanov and Emil Ruusuvuori on his way to the semifinals, winning six consecutive matches starting from the qualifying rounds. Ebden will be full of confidence as he comes up against a tough opponent in the form of Bautista Agut on Tuesday.
Roberto Bautista Agut also comes into the tournament after a good showing in Doha last wee. However, he just fell short of the title, after he lost to Nikoloz Basilashvilii straight sets in the final. The Spaniard also defeated the likes of Dominic Thiem and Andrey Rublev on his way to the finals.
Matthew Ebden vs Roberto Bautista Agut: Head-to-Head
The duo have met twice before, with Roberto Bautista Agut winning on both occasions. Their last meeting came in 2019 at the Sofia Open, where Agut won in three sets. The Spaniard leads the head to head record, 2-0.
Matthew Ebden vs Roberto Bautista Agut: Match Prediction
Roberto Bautista Agut is the certain favorite to win the second round clash by virtue of his superior ranking. However, Ebden showed what he is capable of last week as he defeated some top players on his way to the semifinals in Marseille. Agut boasts of a strong game on hard-courts and is a tough opponent to come up against. The Spaniard should win in straight sets and progress into the last 16.
Match Prediction: Roberto Bautista Agut to win in straight sets