In the second round at the Rome Masters 2021, World No. 11 and the 10th seed Roberto Bautista Agut will be up against World No. 22 Cristian Garin.
- Tournament: ATP Rome Masters 1000
- Match: Roberto Bautista Agut vs Cristian Garin
- Round: Second Round
- Date: 12th May, 2021
- Prize Money: € 18,000
- Venue: Rome, Italy
- Surface: Clay Court
Roberto Bautista Agut vs Cristian Garin : Preview
Roberto Bautista Agut has been in good form this season. He has been consistent with his runs at the tournament but is however yet to win a title this year. The Spaniard came close at the Doha Open 2021 where he finished runner-up. He comes to Rome from the Madrid Open where he was knocked out in the R32. He won his first match in Rome in straight sets to set up this tie.
Cristian Garin has had a shaky 2021 season with a record of 9-7 but has also won a title this year, winning in his home at the Santiago Open 2021 in Chile. He comes to Rome from a quarter-final defeat at the Madrid Open 2021 to runner up Matteo Berrettini. He comes into the tie from a straight set victory in the first round.
Roberto Bautista Agut vs Cristian Garin : Head to Head
This will be the first ever meeting between the two, hence the head-to-head stands at 0-0.
Roberto Bautista Agut vs Cristian Garin : Prediction
It will be a close game as both the players bring their A-game on the Clay surface. While Agut has played lesser games on Clay for the past 2 years, Garin has played his maximum games on the Clay. Both have won comfortably in their previous games and it will be interesting to see who comes out on the top at the end of the match.
Prediction: Cristian Garin to win in 3-sets.