Matteo Berrettini survives a thrilling 5-setter against Carlos Alcaraz to advance into the 4th round of the Slam. This is his 2nd consecutive qualification into the 2nd week and will look to make it to the quarters for the first time in Melbourne Park. Matteo has dropped 4 sets in the 3 matches so far this week. Berrettini is 4-2 this season.
Pablo Carreno Busta battles hard to claim a 3rd round win over Sebastian Korda, defeating the American 6-4, 7-5, 6-7(8), 6-3 in 3 hours and 27 minutes. This win takes Pablo into the 4th round for the first time since 2019 and similar to Matteo, he is yet to reach the quarter-finals of the Slam. Pablo has dropped 2 sets this week and is 7-1 this season.
Matteo Berrettini vs Pablo Carreno Busta: Head to Head
This will be the first-ever meeting between the duo, hence the head-to-head stands at 0-0.
Matteo Berrettini vs Pablo Carreno Busta: Prediction
Matteo will come into the tie with a career hardcourt record of 110-52 and was 14-5 on the surface last season while finishing the 2021 season with a record of 41-12 across all surfaces. Pablo will take the court with a career hardcourt record of 151-79 and was 14-8 on the surface last season and had a 38-18 record for the season across all surfaces.
Looking at these numbers and considering their form in the 2021 and the little of the 2022 season, it looks to be a balanced tie given their form this week. It would all come down to winning the crucial moments that will eventually decide the tie. Pablo gets the edge to be the favourite for this tie but Berrettini’s massive forehand can certainly turn the match anytime.
Prediction: Pablo Carreno Busta to win in 5-sets.
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