Radu Albot vs. Roberto Bautista Agut - 2021 Australian Open Men's Singles First Round
Tuesday, February 9 2021
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Roberto Bautista Agut looks to bounce back after a tough loss against Matteo Berrettini at the ATP Cup on Saturday which saw Team Spain get knocked out in the semi finals. Will RBA be able to get the job done here, or will we see a shocking upset against Radu Albot?
Radu Albot has not played much as of recent on the main ATP Tour, but mainly has been challenging on the Challenger Tour as of recent as he has struggled to find the game which saw him make inroads in some tournaments in 2019. Albot is not the tallest of players, and he has to heavily rely on his on court movement and speed as he cannot win free points through his serve. Albot prefers playing on clay as this allows him to move around faster, and he will have to hope for a miracle when he meets Roberto Bautista Agut who knows how to play exceptionally well on these courts.
Roberto Bautista Agut will be looking to bounce back after a tough loss to Matteo Berrettini on Saturday, and I am sure he will do just that here at the Australian Open. Roberto Bautista Agut has both a great serve, and incredible movement around the court. The big part of Roberto Bautista Agut’s game which impresses a lot of people, is his patience. RBA is very patient on the court, and he will not look to win quick points if he doesn’t win it straight away and he will wear his opponents down with continuously long and draining rallies. Bautista Agut knows he can make the inroads of this tournament if he plays his best game, and he will be extra motivated to do so after a tough ATP Cup.
This is going to be the first meeting between both players, and this is going to be a Roberto Bautista Agut demolishion. Radu Albot has not been playing his best tennis in the last year, and when he plays on hard courts, he is very much going to be the underdog as he cannot win easy points with his serve. Unlike other opponents, Bautista Agut also loves to play long rallies and he will be able to pick the mistakes in Radu Albot’s game. This will allow for a quick victory for the Spaniard in my opinion. Roberto Bautista Agut to win.