Roberto Bautista Agut and Pablo Carreno Busta will face off against each other in a mouth-watering, all-Spanish 3rd round match at the French Open 2020. Both, Bautsita Agut and Carreno Busta are known to be exceptional on clay courts and have not dropped a single set so far in the first 2 round matches. Pablo Carreno Busta, US Open 2020 semifinalist would be hoping to have another good run at the French Open this year as he faces a fellow Spaniard in the 3rd round on Saturday.
Roberto Bautista Agut vs Pablo Carreno Busta: Match Preview
Roberto Bautista Agut, 10th seed, has had an impressive start at the French Open. In the first round, the Spaniard defeated Richard Gasquet in straight sets hardly breaking any sweat. In his 2nd round match, he defeated Attila Balazs in another straight sets victory. Bautista Agut converted 67% of his break point opportunities and dropped just 6 games in his 2nd round victory.
Pablo Carreno Busta, 17th seeded at the French Open, defeated John Millman in the straight sets in the 1st round. In the 2nd round, he was up against a tricky opponent in Guido Pella, but Carreno Busta made short work of his opponent beating Guido Pella in 3 sets and dropping just 6 games in the match. He will now face a tougher challenge as he faces Roberto Bautista Agut in the 3rd round.
Roberto Bautista Agut vs Pablo Carreno Busta: Head-to-Head
Roberto Bautista Agut and Pablo Carreno Busta have faced each other 7 times in the past with the head-to-head record in Bautista Agut’s favour 4-3. Their first meeting came way back in 2009 when the duo were young players attempting to leave a mark on the big stage. The first meeting was at the 2009 Spain F31 Futures where Bautista Agut won in straight sets. Their most memorable match came at the 2015 US Open 2nd round where Bautista Agut defeated Carreno Busta in an intriguing 5-set match. The duo’s last meeting at 2020 Rotterdam where Carreno Busta defeated Bautista Agut in 3 sets.
Roberto Bautista Agut vs Pablo Carreno Busta: Match Prediction
Roberto Bautista Agut and Pablo Carreno Busta are no strangers to each other, having played each other 7 times in the past. Their 3rd round encounter at the French Open 2020 on Saturday can go either way with both players having a good clay court game. The duo were ruthless in their respective first 2 round games. However, Roberto Bautista Agut gets the edge over Carreno Busta in this encounter because of his ability to maintain good composure which might come handy as the match is expected to be decided by 5 sets.
Match Prediction: Roberto Bautista Agut to defeat Pablo Carreno Busta in 5 sets.