In the quarter-finals of the ATP Bastad 2021, World No. 97 Roberto Carballes Baena will be up against World No. 99 Norbert Gombos.
Roberto Carballes Baena vs Norbert Gombos : Match Details
|Tournament||Nordea Open 2021|
|Match||Roberto Carballes Baena vs Norbert Gombos|
|Date||16 July 2021|
Roberto Carballes Baena vs Norbert Gombos : Preview
Roberto Carballes Baena reaches his 4th quarter-final of the season as he moves into the last-8 of the Nordea Open 2021. All of his quarter-finals have come on Clay. While two of his quarter-final run came at the Challenger tournaments where he has been fairly busy, this is his first quarter-final since he reached the stage back in March at the Santiago Open in Chile.
Baena won his first-round match in straight-sets and later went on to win the 2nd round clash in 3-sets to make it to the quarter-finals. He defeated Italian Fabio Fognini to reach the quarters and will look to make it into his first semi-final of the season.
Norbert Gombos makes it to his 5th quarter-final of the season all coming on Clay. This is his 4th quarter-final of the season in ATP tournaments while he also made it to the last-8 stage of the Prague Challenger.
He makes it to the quarter-final with a 3-set victory in the 1st round and then won the Round of 16 clash against Emil Ruusuvuori in straight-sets to qualify for the quarter-finals.
Roberto Carballes Baena vs Norbert Gombos : Head to Head
This will be the first meeting between the duo on the tour, hence the head-to-head stands at 0-0.
Roberto Carballes Baena vs Norbert Gombos : Prediction
Both the players have played their maximum matches on Clay and are quite experienced on the surface. Roberto comes in with a career Clay record of 404-245 and is 22-15 for the season on Clay while being 25-19 across all surfaces. Norbert on the other hand is 168-115 on Clay across his career while being 13-9 for the season on soil out of his 15-18 season record.
While it will be a difficult match for the duo as both are quite good on the surface, looking at the numbers Roberto looks the favourite for this clash and to advance into the semi-finals.
Prediction: Roberto Carballes Baena to win in 3-sets.