2019 Shanghai Masters – Roberto Bautista Agut vs Matteo Berrettini Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Roberto Bautista Agut vs Matteo Berrettini taking place? Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena, Shanghai, China

When is Roberto Bautista Agut vs Matteo Berrettini on and what time does it start? Thursday 10th October, 2019 - not before 06:50 (UK)

What is the expected weather for Roberto Bautista Agut vs Matteo Berrettini? Sunny, 27c

What channel is Roberto Bautista Agut vs Matteo Berrettini on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Roberto Bautista Agut vs Matteo Berrettini? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream the match live via their platform

Where can I get tickets for Roberto Bautista Agut vs Matteo Berrettini? http://en.shanghairolexmasters.com/

THE LOWDOWN

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last meeting:
Matteo Berrettini beat Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-2

ROBERTO BAUTISTA AGUT

  • Roberto Bautista Agut battled hard against the USA’s Reilly Opelka, and looks to be in good shape following his retirement from the China Open last week.
  • The 31-year-old Spaniard is through to the round of 16 for his second successive Shanghai Masters having only progressed past this stage once before after losing to Roger Federer last year.
  • Bautista Agut beat his next opponent Matteo Berrettini back in January of this year on his way to the title in Doha, where his excellent 2019 season began.

MATTEO BERRETTINI

  • World number 13 Matteo Berrettini continued his quest to reach the ATP Finals next month by winning his second round match here at the Shanghai Masters in another straight-sets win over Cristian Garin.
  • Berrettini is also playing in the doubles at this tournament in an exciting match-up with Felix Auger-Aliassime, but at his age fatigue should not affect a three-set singles match.
  • Berrettini holds a 2-1 lead over Roberto Bautista Agut in their three meetings so far, including their previous match on clay in Munich.

THE PREDICTION

Matteo Berrettini has beaten Roberto Bautista Agut twice to the Spaniard’s one victory, but the world number 10 won their only contest on a hard court at Doha back in January and is one of the hardest players to put away on the tour. The Italian, however, is in scintillating form despite a slip-up against Andy Murray last week and this should be an intense and very close match. It could go either way, but neither player has seen a deciding set since their US Open campaigns, so two should settle it.

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