Roberto Bautista-Agut vs. Rudolf Molleker
|Date & Time||Thursday May 2, 2019, 6:00 AM (EDT)|
MTTC Iphitos e.V.
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Roberto Bautista-Agut and Rudolf Molleker meet in the second round of the 2019 tennis Munich.
Roberto Bautista-Agut is coming off a straight sets loss to Rafael Nadal where he won just two games, 43 percent of his total service points and couldn’t convert on any of his five break points. Bautista-Agut has split his last 12 matches overall and has had issues with his second serve even in victories, a problem that was constant back in Miami. Bautista-Agut has been able to power things for the most part and find ways to close out matches, but it’s been an adventure and he’s had to work a lot harder than he should. We’ll see if Bautista-Agut can get back on track this time around. Bautista-Agut has won four of his last six matches on clay court.
Rudolf Molleker is coming off a three sets win over Marius Copil that took 33 games to decide. In the victory, Molleker won 78 percent of his first serve points and 62 percent of his second serve points. Molleker won 71 percent of his total service points and converted on two of his 10 break points. Molleker turned some heads with his opening round victory, which included winning a first set tiebreak and holding serve in every game in the final set. Molleker gives himself an honest shot moving forward if he continues to serve the way he did in his opener, but experience could be his downfall, as the 18-year-old has really had a rough go lately and has been getting mopped in challenger play. Molleker has won five of his last seven matches on clay court.
There’s no match history between these two players.
Molleker picked up a much needed win on Tuesday and should have some confidence, but he’s too wet behind the ears to compete in this match. We’re talking about a player who not too long ago was riding a streak of eight losses and was having issues winning a set. Bautista-Agut hasn’t mad things easy lately, but this is a match he should win in straight sets.