2020 Australian Open – Feliciano Lopez vs Roberto Bautista Agut Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Feliciano Lopez vs Roberto Bautista Agut taking place? Melbourne Park, Melbourne

When is Feliciano Lopez vs Roberto Bautista Agut on and what time does it start? Monday 20th January, 2020 – 00:15 (UK)

What is the expected weather for Feliciano Lopez vs Roberto Bautista Agut? Thundery showers expected, 22c

What channel is Feliciano Lopez vs Roberto Bautista Agut on? The 2020 Australian Open will be televised on Eurosport so it is worth checking their schedule for this specific match

Where can I stream Feliciano Lopez vs Roberto Bautista Agut in the UK? Sky customers can stream this match on the Sky Go app. Alternatively, the match can be streamed to subscribers of Eurosport Player, either on the official website or as an add-on to an Amazon Prime subscription

Where can I get tickets for Feliciano Lopez vs Roberto Bautista Agut? Click here to reach the official 2020 Australian Open ticket selection

Who won the last meeting between Feliciano Lopez and Roberto Bautista Agut? Roberto Bautista Agut beat Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 7-6

THE LOWDOWN

FELICIANO LOPEZ

  • Feliciano Lopez comes up against fellow Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut for a place in the second round of the Australian Open and will need to be at his best to overcome the man ranked at number nine in the world.
  • The 38-year-old has won two titles on the hard court throughout his career but has not enjoyed his recent visits to Melbourne and has been knocked out in the first round of his last three appearances here.
  • Lopez has shared two wins apiece with his compatriot and despite losing their two most recent contests, he will be buoyed by the fact that he has come out on top in both of their clashes on the hard court.

ROBERTO BAUTISTA AGUT

  • Roberto Bautista Agut enters the Australian Open with the highest world ranking of his career and will not want to surrender his spot at number nine having made it there thanks to a strong end to 2019.
  • Bautista Agut comes into this competition full of confidence after a superb showing at the recent ATP Cup where he won every singles game that he competed in on Spain’s run to the final.
  • Despite winning the two most recent contests against Feliciano Lopez, they were both on the clay and Bautista Agut will be wary that he has yet to beat his fellow Spaniard on the hart court.

THE PREDICTION

Feliciano Lopez goes up against his fellow countryman in Roberto Bautista Agut for a place in the second round at the Australian Open. Bautista Agut went on the best run of his career (at the time) in this event last year having made the quarter-finals and did so having claimed some scalps along the way. He eventually fell to Stefanos Tsitsipas but having put on such a good show in Melbourne last time around, Bautista Agut should be a comfortable victor in this match.

TSZ Latest