Number 2 seed of the tournament, Pablo Carreño Busta will face his fellow Spaniard Carlos Taberner in the Round of 16 of the ATP Hamburg European Open 2021. Busta is currently ranked 13th in the world while Taberner is ranked 114th.
Pablo Carreño Busta vs Carlos Taberner: Match Details
|Tournament||Hamburg European Open|
|Match||Pablo Carreño Busta vs Carlos Taberner|
|Round||Round of 16|
|Date||July 14, 2021|
Pablo Carreño Busta vs Carlos Taberner: Preview
Busta has had an exceptional win-loss record on clay court this year. He has won 13 matches this year to date and has lost 4. Overall in his career, his win-loss record on clay is 98-78 and has won 2 titles.
Having to withdraw from the Hamburg European Open in 2020, Busta last played here in 2019. He lost in the semi-finals to the Russian Andrey Rublev in a thrilling 3 set match. Busta got a bye in the round of 32 and thus, will play for the first time on 14th July.
On the other hand, Taberner is a young, up and coming player. He made his ATP Tour debut recently in 2018. At Hamburg, he cruised past the first qualifying round in straight sets and the second qualifying round and round of 32 in a close 3 set match.
Pablo Carreño Busta vs Carlos Taberner: Head-to-Head
The two Spaniards have yet to play against each other in the ATP Tour and thus, will face each other for the first time.
Pablo Carreño Busta vs Carlos Taberner: Prediction
Pablo Carreño Busta will be the predicted winner in this match. His experience not only in the tour but also on Clay court and his recent form will give him a much bigger advantage. Taberner has already played thrice this tournament which has its pros and cons. He has practiced and has found his rhythm, but it would have also put a toll on his physical and mental energy.
Prediction: Carreno Busta to win in straight sets.