TennisSection previews the 2021 Andalucia Open as Pablo Carreno Busta (1) meets Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the Semi-Finals on Saturday, April 10th 2021.
Will Albert Ramos-Vinolas continue to come through some extremely tight matches here in Andalucia, not having won a match in straight sets yet as he looks to make his way to the Final? Will Pablo Carreno Busta continue to cruise through all of his matches here in Andalucia, having won all of his matches easily in straight sets? Both players have put on great performances here in Andalucia, but only one will make their way to the Final. Who will it be?
Albert Ramos-Vinolas just loves a 3-setter, having played one in all of his matches here in Andalucia. In the Quarter-finals, Ramos-Vinolas was able to beat Norbert Gombos by coming back from a set down to win (4)6-7/7-5/6-4 and book himself a spot in this Semi-final. Albert is a very solid player on his day, but he seems to struggle with the necessary consistency throughout his matches to get himself going a bit faster and get in control of the match once he goes ahead. This is an issue as it will hurt him physically later in the tournament as he is not able be as fresh as other opponents, such as Pablo Carreno Busta who has eased through all of his matches in straight sets here at the 2021 Andalucia Open.
Pablo Carreno Busta has been cruising through his matches here in Andalucia, showing us that he is one of the most consistent and strong Spanish players on the ATP Tour. Pablo Carreno Busta destroyed Soonwoo Kwon in the Quarter-finals, beating him in straight sets 6-4/6-0 and not looking back at any point throughout the match. Pablo Carreno Busta is an incredible mover around the court, especially on clay, and he also has a very big serve which allows him to get on top of points easily. It is great seeing him play strongly again after a tough start to the year with an abdomen injury. How will Pablo Carreno Busta fare against his fellow Spaniard, Albert Ramos-Vinolas, in this Semi-final?
Pablo Carreno Busta and Albert Ramos-Vinolas have met 3 times before, with Pablo Carreno Busta leading the head to head 2-1. The last time they met was at the Masters 1000 in Shanghai where Albert Ramos-Vinolas won in straight sets 7-5/7-5. Although Albert won there, when they have played on clay, Pablo Carreno Busta has never lost to him. This is definitely going to be a tight match, as all of their prior encounters have been, but in the last few years Pablo Carreno Busta has risen levels above Albert Ramos-Vinolas, and I do not see him losing here. Pablo is fresh not having lost a set yet, and he will use this momentum to book himself a spot in the Final of the 2021 Andalucia Open.
Free Tennis Pick and Prediction: Pablo Carreno Busta to Win.