St. Petersburg Open 2021: Marin Cilic vs Roberto Bautista Agut Preview, Head to Head, Prediction and Live Stream

World No.35 Marin Cilic will take on World No.20 Roberto Bautista Agut in the quarterfinals of the St. Petersburg Open on October 29 2021.

Marin Cilic vs Roberto Bautista Agut will clash at the St. Petersburg Open 2021
Marin Cilic vs Roberto Bautista Agut

World No.35 Marin Cilic will take on World No.20 Roberto Bautista Agut in the quarterfinals of the St. Petersburg Open on October 29 2021.

Marin Cilic vs Roberto Bautista Agut: Match Details

  • Tournament: St. Petersburg Open 2021
  • Match: Marin Cilic vs Roberto Bautista Agut
  • Round: Quarterfinals
  • Date: October 29, 2021
  • Prize Money : $28,830
  • Venue: St. Petersburg, Russia    
  • Surface: Hard Court       

Marin Cilic vs Roberto Bautista Agut: Preview

Roberto Bautista Agut
Roberto Bautista Agut

Cilic comes into this match after outlasting Russia’s Karen Khachanov in three sets in the last round. The Croat also beat earlier Albert-Vinolas Ramos earlier in the competition. Although Cilic made the finals of the Kremlin Cup, last week, he has been experiencing a rough time on the hard courts this season, since the Tokyo Games.

Moreover, the 2014 US Open champion is no longer the player, he once was on the circuit. That said, the 34-year-old has rich experience of playing on the big stage and will need another big performance to book his place in the semis of the St. Petersburg Open this week.

Meanwhile, Agut who started the year on a positive note on the hard courts by reaching the finals of Doha and semis of Miami has found going tough lately. With consistent premature exits in the last, four out of five tournaments, the Spaniard’s form too has been scratchy like his opponent.

The 28-year-old, however, did manage to beat Mackenzie Mcdonald in straight sets in the last round. It is also important to recognize that Agut is a confident player and often becomes dangerous towards the deep end of the tournament.

Marin Cilic vs Roberto Bautista Agut: Head to Head

Marin Cilic
Marin Cilic

These two players have met seven times on the ATP tour, with Cilic leading Agut 5-2. Their last meeting took place at the Australian Open in 2020, where the Croat beat the Spaniard in five sets.

Marin Cilic vs Roberto Bautista Agut: Prediction

Roberto Bautista Agut
Roberto Bautista Agut

There will be no clear favourites in this match. Having played each other multiple times on the tour, Cilic and Agut will be aware of what to expect from one another. However, both players will be keen on getting the early break and moving ahead in the opening set. For the Croat, much will depend on how well he can serve and hold.

He is often known to produce his best tennis, when the serve is firing. Meanwhile, the Spaniard is one of the best returners in the game and will stay tight on the baseline. The winner could well be decided deep into the final set.

Match Prediction: Bautista Agut should win in three sets.

Marin Cilic vs Roberto Bautista Agut: Broadcast and Live Stream

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