ATP Cup Final 2020 – Dusan Lajovic vs Roberto Bautista Agut Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Dusan Lajovic vs Roberto Bautista Agut taking place? Ken Rosewall Arena, Sydney, Australia

When is Dusan Lajovic vs Roberto Bautista Agut on? Sunday 12th January, 2020 – not before 07:30 (UK)

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

Where can I stream Dusan Lajovic vs Roberto Bautista Agut? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream the match via Amazon Prime Video

Where can I get tickets for Dusan Lajovic vs Roberto Bautista Agut? https://www.atpcup.com/tickets

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

THE LOWDOWN

DUSAN LAJOVIC

  • Dusan Lajovic has possibly been the surprise package of the ATP Cup and he dealt the real blow in Serbia’s tie with Russia by beating the previously undefeated Karen Khachanov in straight sets.
  • The 29-year-old’s performance was pivotal and will have negatively affected Russia’s resolve as Daniil Medvedev came out to face Novak Djokovic needing a win to stay in the tie for the first time this tournament.
  • Lajovic has a job on his hands to get anything against his opponent here with Roberto Bautista Agut in imperious form at the ATP Cup.

ROBERTO BAUTISTA AGUT

  • Roberto Bautista Agut is the last remaining player at this ATP Cup to not drop a set after a commanding display over Australia’s talisman Nick Kyrgios to give Spain the semi-final lead.
  • The 31-year-old world number 10 has been impeccable throughout this tournament and he calmly dismantled the pressure built by an enthusiastic home crowd and an emotional Nick Kyrgios to break the 24-year-old’s powerful serve three times.
  • Roberto Bautista Agut has a 100% win percentage over Dusan Lajovic as he has come out on top in all three matches played on hard courts, including their first match in Australia at the Open in 2016.

THE PREDICTION

It seems Dusan Lajovic has been underestimated at every stage of this tournament and his straight-sets victory over an in-form Karen Khachanov is very impressive indeed, but this really should be the hurdle at which he finally falls. Roberto Bautista Agut has been nigh-on perfect at this tournament so far and, while he was perfectly capable of beating Nick Kyrgios in the previous match, the way in which he handled the pressure was telling of a player who should see further success this season. RBA is one to watch for the very latter stages of Grand Slams this year, and can put Spain 1-0 up just as he did in the final of the Davis Cup last November.

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