World No.5 Bautista Agut will take on World No. 116 Guido Pella in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open on October 9, 2021.
Roberto Bautista Agut vs Guido Pella: Match Details
- Tournament: Indian Wells Open 2021
- Match: Roberto Bautista Agut vs Guido Pella
- Round: 2nd Round
- Date: 9th October 2021
- Prize Money: $29,045
- Surface: Outdoor hard court
Roberto Bautista Agut vs Guido Pella: Preview
Bautista Agut comes into Indian Wells after losing to Canada’s Felix Auger Aliassime in the third round of the 2021 US Open. It hasn’t been a productive time for the veteran Spaniard over the past few months. That said, Agut needs to take confidence from his time on the hard courts, before the clay swing. The 33-year-old kicked off 2021 by reaching the finals of Doha and also the semifinals of Miami, before he was stopped by Italian youngster Jannik Sinner. With 14 wins and nine defeats till now on the hard courts, Agut will be determined to finish the season on high, and that could start begin at Indian Wells before finishing in Paris Bercy.
On the other hand, Pella comes into this round after beating Soon-Woo-Kwon in three sets. Unfortunately, the Argentina player has experienced several premature exits, across surfaces. Shockingly, his best performance in 2021 came at the Cincinnati Masters, where he reached the third round before losing to Germany’s Alexander Zverev. With only five wins and as many loses on the hard courts, expect the southpaw to struggle against a dogged Spaniard in round two.
Roberto Bautista Agut vs Guido Pella: Head to Head
These two have met thrice on the ATP tour. It’s the Spaniard who leads the Argentinean 3-0. They last met in the quarterfinals of 2019 Wimbledon, where Agut beat Pella in four sets.
Roberto Bautista Agut vs Guido Pella: Prediction
While Pella needs to serve well and execute the angles game well, Agut will stick to the baseline and dictate play. Given their history and game style, it is tough to see the Argentina player ending his losing streak against the Spaniard.
Match Prediction: Bautista Agut should win in two sets.
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