2020 Rotterdam Open – Roberto Bautista Agut vs Pablo Carreno Busta Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Roberto Bautista Agut vs Pablo Carreno Busta taking place? Rotterdam Ahoy

When is Roberto Bautista Agut vs Pablo Carreno Busta on and what time does it start? Wednesday 12th February, 2020 – TBC (UK)

What channel is Roberto Bautista Agut vs Pablo Carreno Busta on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Roberto Bautista Agut vs Pablo Carreno Busta in the UK? Amazon Prime will be showing matches from the 2020 Rotterdam Open / Tennis TV subscribers may also be able to stream the match

Where can I get tickets for Roberto Bautista Agut vs Pablo Carreno Busta? Click here to purchase tickets for the 2020 Rotterdam Open

Who won the last meeting between Roberto Bautista Agut vs Pablo Carreno Busta? Roberto Bautista Agut beat Pablo Carreno Busta 6-7, 6-1, 6-4

THE LOWDOWN

ROBERTO BAUTISTA AGUT

  • World number 12 Roberto Bautista Agut dropped the first set in his opening match at the Rotterdam Open to an in-form Marton Fucsovics but he rallied well to come through in three.
  • The 31-year-old Spaniard has only lost one match so far in 2020 after an unbeaten ATP Cup campaign with a close and slightly surprising loss to Marin Cilic in the third round of the Australian Open.
  • Bautista Agut will face his Spanish Davis Cup teammate Pablo Carreno Busta here for their fourth career meeting, with RBA currently leading their head-to-head record 2-1.

PABLO CARRENO BUSTA

  • 28-year-old Pablo Carreno Busta beat Adrian Mannarino in the first round here at the Rotterdam Open but was forced to do it the hard way after losing the middle set tiebreak to the Frenchman.
  • The world number 30 has had an average start to 2020, although he can hardly blamed for a third round Australian Open exit to another Davis Cup teammate in Rafael Nadal.
  • Carreno Busta won the 2016 Winston-Salem Open with a three-set victory over his next opponent Roberto Bautista Agut and this is their first meeting since the Rome Masters in 2017.

THE PREDICTION

This should be a fascinating encounter between two players who will have spent a lot of time in each other’s company recently. In fact, Pablo Carreno Busta was the man who stepped in to play Roberto Bautista Agut’s Davis Cup matches when the elder Spaniard was called away to the sad passing of his father. On court here, the pair should play out a high-quality match of tennis and, although Carreno Busta has a particularly eye-catching style, he is coming up against a brick wall here in RBA, who should see the quarter-finals.

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