18th seed Roberto Bautista Agut will be up against Australian showman Nick Kyrgios in the first round of the 2021 US Open. Bautista Agut is currently ranked 21st in the world while Kyrgios is the World No.85.
Roberto Bautista Agut vs Nick Kyrgios: Match Details
- Tournament: US Open 2021
- Match: Roberto Bautista Agut vs Nick Kyrgios
- Round: First Round
- Date: August 30, 2021
- Prize money: $75,000
- Venue: New York, USA
- Surface: Outdoor Hardcourt
Roberto Bautista Agut vs Nick Kyrgios: Preview
Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut hasn’t been in his best form off late. He was knocked out of the second round of French Open and reached the Round of 16 at Wimbledon where he lost to Denis Shapovalov in straight sets. He then lost back-to-back opening round matches at the Swiss Open and Austrian Open.
He then managed to reach the quarterfinal of the Toronto Masters where beat the likes of Diego Schwartzman before losing to eventual finalist Reilly Opelka in straight sets. He then lost his opening match at Cincinnati against Grigor Dimitrov.
As for his opponent, Nick Kyrgios, he hasn’t been in form too. He came back on tour at Wimbledon where he reached the third round but handed is opponent, Felix Auger Aliassime a walkover. He then competed at the North American swing and reached the second round at Atlanta. He was then handed first round loses at Washington and Toronto to Mackenzie McDonald and Reilly Opelka respectively.
Roberto Bautista Agut vs Nick Kyrgios: Head-to-Head
This will be the third meeting between the duo. The H2H currently stands deadlock at 1-1. Bautista Agut won their last meeting at the 2020 ATP Cup in straight sets.
Roberto Bautista Agut vs Nick Kyrgios: Prediction
The match promises to be one of the most exciting first round matches of the US Open. No player will go in as a clear favorite as both are struggling with form. Kyrgios will once again back his serve and unpredictable gamestyle while Bautista Agut will rely on his defensive game. Expect a tight match with Kyrgios cruising into the second round.
Prediction: Kyrgios to win in four sets.
Roberto Bautista Agut vs Nick Kyrgios: Live Streaming & Where to Watch
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- Melbourne: TBD
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