World No. 21 Roberto Bautista Agut will take on World No. 17 Grigor Dimitrov in opening round of the Western and Southern Open on August 16, 2021.
Roberto Bautista Agut vs Grigor Dimitrov: Match details
- Tournament: Western & Southern Open 2021
- Match: Roberto Bautista Agut vs Grigor Dimitrov
- Round: First Round
- Date: August 16, 2021
- Prize Money: $15,990
- Venue: Cincinnati, USA
- Surface: Outdoor Hard court
Roberto Bautista Agut vs Grigor Dimitrov: Preview
Bautista Agut comes into this match after losing in the quarterfinals to Reilly Opelka at the Toronto Masters. After kicking off the year on a high by making the quarters in Melbourne, Agut also reached the finals of Montpellier and Doha. On the clay and grass courts, the Spaniard’s performance dropped significantly, which took away some momentum from him. That said, with a 12/7 win/loss record in the hard courts till now for the season, the 33-year-old ATP veteran is always going to be a threat in the draw going forward in Cincinnati.
On the other hand, the Bulgarian has once again disappointed his fans by not making deep end of any tournaments. With consecutive first round defeats in Washington and Toronto, Dimitrov will need a few good wins in Cincinnati, before he makes his way to New York for the final Slam of the year. However, the 30-year-old will do well to draw some confidence from the fact that he did pile up some good results, early on in the season on the hard courts.
Roberto Bautista Agut vs Grigor Dimitrov: Head to Head
These two have met four times on the ATP tour with Dimitrov leading Agut by 3-1 margin. That said, it’s been three years since the two have crossed paths.
Roberto Bautista Agut vs Grigor Dimitrov: Prediction
Dimitrov’s confidence might not be very high coming into this match, given his lean run in the past few months. That said, he remains one of the most talented players on the tour and certainly has the game to disturb the Spaniard. Meanwhile, Agut will be keen on not feeding balls to his opponent in the hitting zone. Moreover, if he can cover the court well around the baseline, then it shouldn’t be much of a problem for him to progress ahead.
Match Prediction: Roberto Bautista Agut should win in two sets.
Roberto Bautista Agut vs Grigor Dimitrov: Live Streaming & Where to Watch
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