Daniil Medvedev will take on Roberto Bautista Agut in the Quarter-Finals of the Miami Open 2021. Medvedev is currently the World no.2 on the ATP rankings and Agut is the World no.12.
- Tournament: ATP Miami Open 2021
- Match: Daniil Medvedev vs Roberto Bautista Agut
- Round: Quarter-Finals
- Date: 1st April, 2021
- Prize Money: $61,000
- Venue: Miami, Florida
- Surface: Outdoor Hard Court
Daniil Medvedev vs Roberto Bautista Agut: Preview
Medvedev has in the past few weeks accomplished what everyone knew would happen eventually, but no one could do it. He broke into the top 2 in ATP Rankings, and he made the event sweeter by winning the Open 13 on the eve of that move to no.2. At the Miami Open Medvedev had a bye in the first round, in the second he beat Lu Yen-hsun, 6-2 6-2.
The third round saw him battle cramps before finally pulling off a three set win over Alexei Popyrin 7-6 6-7 6-4. He overcame American Frances Tiafoe in the fourth round, a 6-4 6-3 victory. His opponent in the Quarter-Finals is Roberto Bautista Agut. Agut is another one of those players on tour who have had a great last 2 months.
He has been a finalist in two ATP events, the Montpellier Open and the Qatar open. In the Miami Open so far he has had a bye in the first round. In the second round he had a walkover win over Lloyd Harris. In the third set he overcame Jan-Lennard Struff in three sets. Against John Isner, Agut saved a match point en route to a three set win, 6-4 4-6 7-6.
Daniil Medvedev vs Roberto Bautista Agut: Head-to-Head
Medvedev and Agut have met twice on the tour before and surprisingly Agut has won both those matches. So the head to head is 2-0 to Agut. The last meeting between the two was in Cincinnati 2020, Agut won that match in three sets, 1-6 6-4 6-3.
Daniil Medvedev vs Roberto Bautista Agut: Prediction
Seed one should ideally be the overwhelming favourite to win any match. But, Daniil Medvedev knows he is playing an absolute fighter in the seventh seed Agut. ITF Court pace rating classifies the Miami court surfaces as Medium-slow.
These kinds of surfaces suit the kind of game Agut plays. So Agut will be a very tough opponent for Medvedev to overcome. But Medvedev has been in exemplary form and should edge this, just!
Match Prediction: Daniil Medvedev will beat Roberto Bautista Agut in three sets.