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The Barcelona Open 2023 presents an exciting match between two Spanish players, Carlos Alcaraz and Roberto Bautista-Agut. Alcaraz has been dealing with recent fitness concerns but has shown impressive results since returning to the tour. On the other hand, Bautista-Agut has struggled with form and has not been able to secure a victory against top-5 players on clay. Read our ATP Barcelona Open predictions in this article.
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Carlos Alcaraz vs Roberto Bautista-Agut – Match Predictions
- 1 Carlos Alcaraz vs Roberto Bautista-Agut – Match Predictions
- 2 Carlos Alcaraz vs Roberto Bautista-Agut Preview
- 3 Carlos Alcaraz vs Roberto Bautista-Agut Match Details
Over 8.5 Set 1 Total Games
Alcaraz was struggling with injuries in Miami Open and had to withdraw from Monte Carlo Masters. He is firing on all cylinders and Nuno Borges will attest to that. At 35, Roberto Bautista-Agut does not have the same fire in him but should be able to roll back the years. Against Bernabe Zapata Miralles, the veteran showcased his class and did not allow a single breakpoint of his serve. That match only lasted 62 minutes and his fuel tank would see him give his best against his young compatriot. Expect a tough first set, one that should see nine or more games.
2-0 to Carlos Alcaraz
Out of the two predictions, this is the easier one to make. Even in the best run of his life, Daniil Medvedev could not contain the Spaniard and even with an injury Jannik Sinner needed three sets to overcome him. The generational talent should steamroll Bautista-Agut in this duel, forcing his way to the quarterfinals in straight sets.
Carlos Alcaraz vs Roberto Bautista-Agut Preview
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in this tournament.
Carlos Alcaraz had a successful return to the court after his recent fitness concerns, winning his second-round match against Nuno Borges. Although he has been struggling with fitness problems, he remains the top contender to retain the title in Barcelona this week. The former world #1 has already won two titles in less than four months in 2023 and has reached the finals in six of his last seven tournament appearances on clay.
Roberto Bautista-Agut won his second-round match against Bernabe Zapata Miralles in ATP Barcelona 2023 with a score of 6-2 6-2. Although his level of play has dropped since the Australian Open 2023, this is not surprising given his form in the past 24 months. On clay court, he has played ten matches against top-5 players but has failed to win any of them. The two sets he shaved off higher-ranked rivals only came against Kei Nishikori in Barcelona 2015 and Novak Djokovic at the French Open 2016.
Carlos Alcaraz vs Roberto Bautista-Agut Head to Head
This is the second meeting between Alcaraz and Bautista-Agut on the ATP tour. Alcaraz did not give his compatriot breathing space in their duel in Indian Wells 2022, winning the bout 6-2 and 6-2.
- 14/03/22 Carlos Alcaraz won 2-0 (Indian Wells, Hard)
Carlos Alcaraz vs Roberto Bautista-Agut Match Details
- When will this match start? This match starts not before 15:00 GMT on Thursday, 20th April.
- On which surface will this match be played? This match will be played on an outdoor hard court.
- Where can I watch Barcelona Open 2023 in the UK? This match will be available on Amazon Prime for fans in the United Kingdom
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