Roberto Bautista Agut, 10th seed at the French Open 2020 will be up against the Frenchman, Richard Gasquet in the 1st round of the on Monday. Both the players have plenty of experience on clay courts which makes the encounter a fascinating clash.
Roberto Bautista Agut vs Richard Gasquet: Preview
Roberto Bautista Agut, 10th seed, comes into the French Open after a disappointing loss to Andrey Rublev in the quarterfinals of the Hamburg Open 2020. Bautista Agut would be hoping to have a deep run in the tournament this time. Last year at the French Open, Bautista Agut lost in the 3rd round to Fabio Fognini in 4 sets. His best performance at the French Open has come in 2016 and 2017 where he reached Round 4 on both occasions.
Richard Gasquet, the Frenchman returns to tennis after his second-round loss in the US Open to Alex De Minaur. Gasquet has not played a single clay-court tournament in the lead-up to the French Open. Last year at the French Open, Richard Gasquet was knocked out in the 2nd round. His best performance at the French Open has come in 2016 where he reached the quarterfinals.
Roberto Bautista Agut vs Richard Gasquet: Head-to-Head
Bautista Agut and Richard Gasquet have faced each other 8 times on tour. Bautista Agut has a superior record over Gasquet beating him on 6 occasions while losing on only two. Their first meeting came at the Paris Masters in 2014 where Bautista Agut won in straight sets. The duo’s most recent encounter was at the 2020 Cincinnati Masters last month where Roberto Bautista Agut again defeated Gasquet in straight sets in the 2nd round. However, they have never faced each other on clay courts before.
Roberto Bautista Agut vs Richard Gasquet: Prediction
Roberto Bautista Agut and Richard Gasquet both are experienced players and have been on tour for quite a time. Bautista Agut is the favourite to win the match and progress into Round 2. But however, given Gasquet’s experience on clay courts, it will be a challenging match for the 10th seed who has to play some quality tennis to defeat Gasquet and progress into Round 2.
Match Prediction– Roberto Bautista Agut to defeat Richard Gasquet in 4 sets.