In the quarter-final of the Mallorca Open 2021, fourth-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta will be up against Australian tennis star Jordan Thompson.
Pablo Carreno Busta vs Jordan Thompson: Match Details
|Tournament||Mallorca Open 2021|
|Match||Pablo Carreno Busta vs Jordan Thompson|
|Date||24th June, 2021|
Pablo Carreno Busta vs Jordan Thompson: Preview
World No. 13 Carreno Busta started off well in the tournament. He went past Czech tennis player Jiří Veselý without much hassle. Busta started off well and continued the attack in both sets, eventually winning the contest in straight sets by 6-4, 6-4.
Busta finished his first encounter in just 1 hour and 38 minutes and confirmed a seat in the quarter-finals. Although, he was out under pressure on a few instances by Vesely who scored as many as 9 aces, whereas Busta scored none. However, the Spaniard won 85% of the first serve points which pushed Vesely out of the game.
On the other hand, Jordan would be high on confidence as well. He thrashed Lukáš Klein in his last match-up in straight sets by 6-4, 6-4. Although, he was stretched to the third set by Spanish tennis player Pablo Andújar in his first clash of the tournament.
After dropping the first set, Jordan won the second in the tie-breaker and eventually went on the win the contest. He would have to be at his absolute best in order to go past Pablo Carreno Busta.
Pablo Carreno Busta vs Jordan Thompson: Head to Head
These two players have faced each other once in the past. Pablo Carreno Busta eased past Jordan Thompson in the Barcelona Open. Hence, Busta leads the head-to-head record by 1-0.
Pablo Carreno Busta vs Jordan Thompson: Prediction
Thompson had a good run at the Great Ocean Road Open 2021 where he won successive matches and made his way to the quarterfinals before losing to Thiago Monteiro. Post that, Thompson hasn’t had much luck on the court. He would be itching for a victory.
The odds are surely in favor of Pablo Carreno Busta. However, his record on the grass-court hasn’t been that great which might allow Thompson to go past the Spanish tennis star.
Prediction: Pablo Carreno Busta to win in three-sets.