2020 Dubai Open – Pablo Carreno Busta vs Stefanos Tsitsipas Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Pablo Carreno Busta vs Stefanos Tsitsipas taking place? Aviation Club Tennis Centre, Dubai, UAE

When is Pablo Carreno Busta vs Stefanos Tsitsipas on and what time does it start? Tuesday 25th February, 2020 – not before 15:00 (UK)

What is the expected weather for Pablo Carreno Busta vs Stefanos Tsitsipas? Sunny, 30c

What channel is Pablo Carreno Busta vs Stefanos Tsitsipas on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Pablo Carreno Busta vs Stefanos Tsitsipas in the UK? Amazon Prime or Tennis TV subscribers may be able to stream the match

Where can I get tickets for Pablo Carreno Busta vs Stefanos Tsitsipas? Click here to purchase tickets for the 2020 Dubai Open

Who won the last meeting between Pablo Carreno Busta vs Stefanos Tsitsipas? Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Pablo Carreno Busta 7-5, 6-3

THE LOWDOWN

PABLO CARRENO BUSTA

  • World number 27 Pablo Carreno Busta played out an excellent campaign at the Rotterdam Open, coming through Adrian Mannarino, Roberto Bautista Agut and inspired youngster Jannik Sinner in three sets each.
  • The 28-year-old Spaniard lost in the semi-finals of the Rotterdam Open to a resurgent Felix Auger-Aliassime, but his victory over Bautista Agut especially shows he is in real form.
  • Carreno Busta will face Stefanos Tsitsipas for the second time in his career having met the Greek in the semi-finals of the 2018 Barcelona Open, losing in straight sets.

STEFANOS TSITSIPAS

  • Stefanos Tsitsipas was ruthless in his pursuit of the Open 13 Provence title in Marseille last week and did not drop a set in wins over Mikael Ymer, Vasek Pospisil, Alexander Bublik and Felix Auger-Aliassime.
  • The 21-year-old Greek now holds five ATP titles after defending his Marseille trophy with his current benchmark his 2019 ATP Finals championship won last November.
  • World number six Tsitsipas made the final of this tournament last year where he promptly lost to Roger Federer in straight sets but this year it is Novak Djokovic who lies in potential wait.

THE PREDICTION

Pablo Carreno Busta and Stefanos Tsitsipas will provide a tantalising match of tennis in the first round of the Dubai Open here with the Greek the favourite on paper. However, there is always the caveat with such a congested tour that players who enter a tournament off the back of a title-winning campaign often struggle to adapt to a new draw. That muddies the water here a little bit and makes a result hard to call, but this looks set to go the distance with Tsitsipas the likeliest winner of the two.

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