Fifth-seeded Dusan Lajovic will be up against Spanish tennis star Pablo Carreno Busta in the quarter-final of the Hamburg European Open 2021 on Friday, July 16.
Dusan Lajovic vs Pablo Carreno Busta: Match Details
|Tournament||Hamburg European Open 2021|
|Match||Dusan Lajovic vs Pablo Carreno Busta|
|Date||16th July 2021|
Dusan Lajovic vs Pablo Carreno Busta: Preview
Lajovic has had a disappointing season thus far. He was knocked out in the first round at the French Open and Mallorca Open 2021. Though he won his first encounter at Wimbledon, he couldn’t proceed any further than that as his journey was halted in the second round by Dan Evans.
However, the way Lajovic has started off at Hamburg European Open suggest that he is well and truly back in form. He defeated Lucas Pouille in the opening encounter in straight sets. Lajovic was stretched a bit by Alex Molcan in the second round.
However, Dusan kept his cool and eventually emerged victoriously to book his place in the quarter-finals. On the other hand, second-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta also came into the Hamburg Open after facing an astonishing defeat in the very first round at Wimbledon.
Busta has started off in great fashion in Hamburg. He thrashed fellow countryman Carlos Taberner in straight sets to make his way into the top 8. Busta will back himself to go past Lajovic to confirm his place in the semis.
Dusan Lajovic vs Pablo Carreno Busta: Head to Head
These two players have faced each other thrice in the past. Pablo Carreno Busta leads the head-to-head record by 2-1.
Dusan Lajovic vs Pablo Carreno Busta: Prediction
Dusan Lajovic has been in good form lately. Moreover, he would be itching to make a mark on the big stage after having an ordinary season. However, he has a monumental challenge ahead of him in the name of Pablo Carreno Busta. The odds are surely in the favor of second-seeded Busta, but Lajovic is expected to give a tough fight to the Spaniard.
Prediction: Pablo Carreno Busta to win in three sets.