French Open 2021: Pablo Carreno Busta vs Norbert Gombos Preview, Head to Head and Prediction for Roland Garros

Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta will lock horns against Norbert Gombos of Slovakia in the opening round of the 2021 French Open.

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Pablo Carreno Busta vs Norbert Gombos
Pablo Carreno Busta and Norbert Gombos

12th seed Pablo Carreno Busta will be up against Slovak Norbert Gombos in the first round of the 2021 French Open. Carreno Busta is ranked 12th in the World while Gombos is the World No.87.

Match Details :

TournamentFrench Open, 2021
MatchPablo Carreno Busta vs Norbert Gombos
RoundFirst Round
Date30th May, 2021
Prize Money$72,630 (INR 52,75,625 approx.)
VenueParis, France
SurfaceClay Court

Pablo Carreno Busta vs Norbert Gombos: Preview

Pablo Carreno Busta
Pablo Carreno Busta

Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta has been in decent form this Clay season. He reached the Round of 16 at the Monte Carlo Masters where he lost to in form Casper Ruud. He followed to up with an excellent semi final outing at Barcelona where he lost to eventual champion Rafael Nadal.

Although the next two tournaments he played at Madrid and Rome were not particularly good for him. He bowed out of the opening round at Madrid and then had a hand a walkover to Kei Nishikori in the Round of 16 at Rome due to a Niggle.

His opponent, Norbert Gombos has been in terrific form too this Clay season. He reached the quarter finals of both Andalucia Open and Bavarian International. He followed it up with a semi final outing at the Prague Challenger and then reached the Last 8 at Parma coming as a qualifier.

Pablo Carreno Busta vs Norbert Gombos: Head-to-Head

Norbert Gombos
Norbert Gombos

This will be the third meeting between the duo. The H2H stands deadlock at 1-1. Carreno Busta won the last time they met last year at the Paris Masters in straight sets.

Pablo Carreno Busta vs Norbert Gombos: Prediction

Pablo Carreno Busta
Pablo Carreno Busta

Both Carreno Busta and Gombos have been doing very well on the ATP tour. To add to the excitement, they both have similar gamestyle. Carreno Busta is very strong on the forehand side and Gombos equally matches him on the backhand.

Based on Rankings alone, the Spaniard will go in as the favorite but in no means will he take Gombos lightly. The Slovak could take a set from PCB but won’t be able to get more out of himself.

Prediction: Carreno Busta to win in four sets.

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