18th-seed Grigor Dimitrov will have one eye on the pre-quarters slot when he goes up against Roberto Carballes Baena in a Round of 32 encounter at the French Open 2020. Baena pulled off a shocker in the second round when he defeated 9th-seed Denis Shapovalov in a thriller.
Roberto Carballes Baena vs Grigor Dimitrov: Preview
Talking about the performance in the tournament so far, Carballes Baena trounced Steve Johnson in straight sets 6-1, 6-1, 6-0 in the opening round. However, the 27-year old Spaniard did the unthinkable in the next round by edging past in-form Shapovalov 7-5, 6-7, 6-3, 3-6, 8-6 in a marathon match.
On the other hand Dimitrov is yet to lose a set at Roland Garros this year. The 29-year old Bulgarian first trounced local favourite Gregoire Berrere 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 in the opening round and then sailed past Andrej Martin in straight sets 6-4, 7-6, 6-1 in the Round of 64.
Roberto Carballes Baena vs Grigor Dimitrov: Head-to-Head
It will be the first meeting between the two men, so the head-to-head record stands at 0-0.
Roberto Carballes Baena vs Grigor Dimitrov: Prediction
Dimitrov is expected to continue his dominance in the French capital at least for this match. A straight-set victory is on the cards for the Bulgarian until Baena, like he did in the previous round, pull off something miraculous. Having said that, miracles don’t happen everyday so expect a straight-forward win for Dimitrov.
Match Prediction: Grigor Dimitrov defeats Roberto Carbaelles Baena comfortably in straight sets.