In the opening round clash at the French Open 2021, World No. 11 and the 11th seed Roberto Bautista Agut will be up against fellow countryman World No. 182 Mario Vilella Martinez.
|Tournament||French Open 2021|
|Match||Roberto Bautista Agut vs Mario Vilella Martinez|
|Date||30th May, 2021|
|Prize Money||$72,630 (INR 52,75,625 approx.)|
Roberto Bautista Agut vs Mario Vilella Martinez : Preview
Roberto Bautista Agut begins his French Open 2021 campaign against fellow Spaniard Martinez as he continues to look for his first qualification beyond the Round of 16 at the Roland Garros. Ever since making his debut at the competition in 2010, Agut has reached the 4th round twice but couldn’t go further. He has reached the 3rd round for 3 consecutive seasons from 2018-2020.
The 11th seed has played only 4 tournaments on Clay this season, the 3 Masters and also at the Barcelona Open 2021 and failed to go past the Round of 16 stage this season. He last played at the Rome Masters 2021.
Mario Vilella Martinez will make his main draw debut at the French Open 2021 after having tried his luck at the 2020 French Open but lost in the qualifying rounds. This will be just the 2nd appearance at the Grand Slam for the 25-year old who reaches the main draw from winning his qualifying rounds in 3-sets except for the 2nd round where he won in straight-sets.
Martinez hasn’t played much of the Clay tournaments since April participating in 2 Challengers and the Marbella Open 2021 where he made it till the Round of 16 and travels to Paris from the Prague Challenger in the first week of May.
Roberto Bautista Agut vs Mario Vilella Martinez : Head to Head
This will be the first ever meeting between the two, hence the head-to-head stands at 0-0.
Roberto Bautista Agut vs Mario Vilella Martinez : Prediction
Agut has not played much on Clay this year and has a record of 6-4 on Clay this season. However, his vast experience on the Tour specially on the soil should be enough to sail him past the first round against the young Challenger.
Martinez comes in with a 11-6 record on Clay for the season and will come in with excitement after having got in the main draw with hard-earned wins in the qualifying rounds.
Prediction: Roberto Bautista Agut to win in straight-sets in the first round of the French Open 2021.