TennisSection previews the 2021 Monte-Carlo Masters as Roberto Bautista Agut (9) meets Tommy Paul in the Second Round on Wednesday, April 14th 2021.
Will Tommy Paul come out here and cause a very big upset and get a solid victory under his belt by beating one of the best players of the moment in Roberto Bautista Agut. Will Roberto Bautista Agut continue cruising through his matches here at the 2021 Monte-Carlo Masters after his solid First Round victory? Both players are in great form at the moment, but only one will make their way to the Third Round of the 2021 Monte-Carlo Masters. Who will it be?
Tommy Paul had only begun performing well in his First Round match, leading the first set 4-1 against Pedro Martinez before the Spaniard had to retire due to injury, giving the match to Tommy Paul. Tommy will be both happy and disappointed with that result as he did not have to fight to get into the Second Round, but it will also mean that he will not be as prepared as he could be by getting some solid minutes under his belt and get his game up to speed. Tommy Paul will now meet a very tough opponent in Roberto Bautista Agut, and he will have to ensure he is at his absolute best if he does not want to be knocked out of the 2021 Monte-Carlo Masters too quickly in this Second Round match.
Roberto Bautista Agut cruised through his First Round match, beating the in form American Taylor Fritz in straight sets 6-2/7-5. Roberto Bautista Agut is one of the most consistent players out there on the ATP Tour, on all surfaces, and he is just able to beat tough opponents week after week without any issues. Roberto has a great groundstroke game and he is able to outwear his opponents in very tough matches. This First Round match will be very important for Roberto as he already has beaten a tough opponent from the get go which will give him more confidence in his ability to beat less tough opponents later on such as Tommy Paul.
Roberto Bautista Agut and Tommy Paul have never met before, and this is going to be their first encounter on the ATP Tour. Although Tommy Paul is continuously improving with every tournament he plays and he is definitely establishing himself as a mainstay on the ATP Tour, I just do not see him getting anything going against the very experienced and always tough Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut. Roberto has been training with the likes of Rafael Nadal, and he will be very ready to continue cruising through his matches here at the 2021 Monte-Carlo Masters. I think this is going to be a straight sets victory for Roberto, booking himself a spot in the Third Round.
Free Tennis Pick and Prediction: Roberto Bautista Agut in Two Sets.