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Tomas Martin Etcheverry vs Pablo Carreno Busta – First Round – Preview & Prediction | 2022 Australian Open

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THE FACTS

When is Tomas Martin Etcheverry vs Pablo Carreno Busta on and what time does it start? Tomas Martin Etcheverry vs Pablo Carreno Busta will take place on Monday 17th January, 2022 – not before 02:30 (UK)

Where is Tomas Martin Etcheverry vs Pablo Carreno Busta taking place? Tomas Martin Etcheverry vs Pablo Carreno Busta will take place at Melbourne Mark in Melbourne, Australia

What surface is Tomas Martin Etcheverry vs Pablo Carreno Busta being played on? Tomas Martin Etcheverry vs Pablo Carreno Busta will take place on an outdoor hard court

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What channel is Tomas Martin Etcheverry vs Pablo Carreno Busta on in the UK? Tomas Martin Etcheverry vs Pablo Carreno Busta will be televised live on Eurosport

Where can I stream Tomas Martin Etcheverry vs Pablo Carreno Busta in the UK? Eurosport subscribers can stream Tomas Martin Etcheverry vs Pablo Carreno Busta live on their website, while Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match live on Sky Go

THE LOWDOWN

TOMAS MARTIN ETCHEVERRY

World number 129 Tomas Martin Etcheverry came through the Australian Open qualifiers as the 12th seed to reach the main draw of a Grand Slam for the first time. The 22-year-old Argentine spent almost all of last season on the Challenger circuit with two titles won on clay.

PABLO CARRENO BUSTA

World number 21 Pablo Carreno Busta helped take Spain all the way to the ATP Cup final in Sydney last week alongside Roberto Bautista Agut until defeats to Denis Shapovalov and Roberto Bautista Agut, respectively, in the final. The 30-year-old won his first ATP 500 title at the Hamburg Open on clay last year to make it six total ATP title now but his best Grand Slam showings came in semi-final exists at the US Open in 2017 and 2020.

THE PREDICTION

Tomas Martin Etcheverry looks set for a good career on tour, especially over the clay swings of the next few seasons, but on a hard court world number 21 Pablo Carreno Busta should simply be too powerful. The Spaniard has some making up to do after losing in the first round of the US Open last season to Maxime Cressy in a shock five-setter at his best tournament but this is a much kinder draw that he should be able to take in straight sets.

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