Karen Khachanov vs Roberto Bautista Agut Prediction and Odds: Mutua Madrid Open 2023

Khachanov and Bautista Agut are not among the top favorites to win Mutua Madrid Open but they can definitely be a problem to any player on the tour. The two will face off in the third round of the tournament the winner will most likely go against Andrey Rublev in the 1/8 finals.

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Karen Khachanov vs Roberto Bautista Agut – Match Predictions

Khachanov and Bautista Agut know each other very well and this will be a real battle between two players who are here to win. This will be the first match this year and given the odds, the Russian is the favorite.

Roberto Bautista Agut to win

Bautista Agut, just like any other Spaniard, prefers playing on clay, which is not the case with Khachanov. Bautista Agut will have the crowd on his side which may influent the outcome since this will probably be a long match. Khachanov is the younger between the two and has the better serve. However, Bautista Agut is more consistent, and it seems like he is more confident in the crucial points. This will definitely be a tight one with Bautista Agut prevailing in the end.

Over 22.5 games

As mentioned, this will be a tough and long battle with both players having their chances. There will not be many breaks and we will probably see at least one tie-break. Both players went through three sets in their previous matches and that will be the case in this one as well.

Karen Khachanov vs Roberto Bautista Agut Preview

This is the first time for Khachanov to go this deep in Madrid and he will go against a familiar face who has reached the semis here.

Karen Khachanov

Khachanov has not won a title since 2018 and it seems like this may be the year to break the curse. The Russian is currently 12th in the ATP rankings with his career-best being at No. 8. He is 17-8 for the season and 4-2 on clay. He defeated Thiago Monteiro in the previous macth in thre sets. Khachanov’s best results this season were the semifinals at the Australia Open and at the Masters in Miami.

Roberto Bautista Agut

Bautista Agut is 25th in the rankings and he has reached as high as No. 9. The Spaniard is 11-11 for the season and 3-3 on clay. In the previous round, Bautista Agut defeated Quentin Halys in three sets after losing the opener. Bautista Agut has not gone deeper than the fourth round at any tournament this season.

Khachanov vs Bautista Agut Head to Head

This will be the 10th match between the two. Bautista Agut leads the head to head series by 7-2, while on clay, the Russian has been better leading by 2-1. The last time these two met was last year in Doha where the Spaniard won 2-6, 6-3 and 7-5.

Madrid Open

Karen Khachanov vs Roberto Bautista Agut Match Details

  • Date and Time: The match will start on Sunday, April 30th at (to be decided)
  • Venue: The match will be played on (to be decided)
  • Where to watch the match in UK? This match will be available on Amazon Prime for fans in the United Kingdom

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