World No. 11 Pablo Carreno Busta will take on World No. 59 Dominik Koepfer in the third round of the Tokyo Olympics on July 28, 2021.
Pablo Carreno Busta vs Dominik Koepfer: Match Details
|Tournament||2020 Tokyo Olympics|
|Match||Pablo Carreno Busta vs Dominik Koepfer|
|Date||28 July 2021|
Pablo Carreno Busta vs Dominik Koepfer: Preview
The Spaniard comes into this clash after beating former US Open champion Marin Cilic in three sets in the second round. Busta also beat Tennys Sandgren in the opening round. After beating two capable, shot-makers, the World No.11 will be brimming with confidence as he takes on German Koepfer. It is also not to be forgotten that the 30-year-old is coming into Tokyo after a title win on the clay in Hamburg. While it is known that Bustan is a clay specialist, he can also be a handful on the hard courts. For the first half of 2020, Busta has a 6-3 win/loss record on the surface.
On the other hand, the German too will be quietly confident about his chances in Tokyo this week. He beat Max Purcell in two sets in the second round. The 27-year-old hasn’t enjoyed a great time on the tour in 2020 so far. His only semifinal on the hard court for the season came in Acapulco, after the Australian Open, where he was dumped by Alexander Zverev.
Pablo Carreno Busta vs Dominik Koepfer: Head to Head
These two have never met on the ATP tour before.
Pablo Carreno Busta vs Dominik Koepfer: Prediction
Pablo Carreno Busta will come into this match as the favourite, given his class and experience across surfaces and stages. Moreover, the test against veteran Marin Cilic is likely to serve him good against a relatively inexperienced Koepfer. If the Spaniard can consistent from the baseline, which he is known for, then the German might struggle to hit through his older opponent.
Match Prediction: Pablo Carreno Busta should win in three sets.