In the Round of 16 clash at the Rome Masters 2021 will see World No. 11 and the 10th seed Roberto Bautista Agut will be up against World No. 7 and the 7th seed Andrey Rublev.
- Tournament: ATP Rome Masters 1000
- Match: Roberto Bautista Agut vs Andrey Rublev
- Round: Round of 16
- Date: 13th May, 2021
- Prize Money: € 28,200
- Venue: Rome, Italy
- Surface: Clay Court
Roberto Bautista Agut vs Andrey Rublev : Preview
Roberto Bautista Agut has had a contrasting season so far. He started of the season with some great performances reaching two finals, first in Montpellier 2021 and later in Doha 2021 but was unfortunate to not win the titles. He also made it till the semi-finals of the Miami Masters 2021 but since then is yet to qualify beyond the Round of 16.
He comes to Rome from Madrid Masters 2021 where he was knocked out in the Round of 32 by American John Isner . He has won both of his matches comfortably in straight sets and now sets up this tie in Round of 16.
Andrey Rublev has been in amazing form this season, winning the ATP Cup 2021 and Rotterdam Open 2021. He also made it to the finals of the Monte Carlo Masters 2021 and the semi-finals of the Dubai Open 2021 and the Miami Masters 2021.
Rublev comes to Rome from the Madrid Masters 2021, where similar to Agut he was knocked out by John Isner in the Round of 16 stage. Rublev had a first round bye, had to win the 2nd round in 3-sets to set up this tie.
Roberto Bautista Agut vs Andrey Rublev : Head to Head
This will be the 7th meeting between the duo and 3rd meeting in 3 consecutive months. While Agut has dominated on the hard courts winning twice on outdoor courts and once on indoor court, Rublev has won both of their clay meetings and one indoor hard court meet.
The head-to-head between the two is currently tied at 3-3.
Roberto Bautista Agut vs Andrey Rublev : Prediction
Roberto Bautista Agut is 6-3 on Clay this season, Rublev is 8-3. While Roberto comes in from straight set victories, Rublev was made to work hard for his victory and Agut will look to make the best use of it. But Rublev has proved this season that he can turn matches around and do that consistently over a team.
Prediction: Andrey Rublev to win in 3-sets.