TennisSection previews the 2021 French Open as Pablo Carreno Busta (12) meets Enzo Couacaud in the Second Round on Wednesday June 2nd, 2021.
Can the French wildcard Enzo Couacaud pull off the huge upset over Pablo Carreno Busta here at the 2021 French Open? Or will the eleventh seeded Spaniard advance to the Third Round as expected here at Roland Garros 2021?
Pablo Carreno Busta is currently ranked #12 in the ATP world rankings and is the twelfth seed here at the 2021 French Open. The Spaniard is one of the most consistent players on the Tour and is extremely difficult to beat in these big tournaments. However, he has been in poor form of late, and lost early in Madrid before retiring in Rome. The Spaniard started strongly here at Roland Garros 2021 with a straight sets win over Norbert Gombos. Carreno Busta served extremely well in that match, and will be very confident heading into his next match against Frenchman Enzo Couacaud. He should be considered the massive favorite here, and will be expected to advance to the Third Round without many issues.
Enzo Couacaud was given a wildcard to the 2021 French Open, and made the most of his opportunity by winning his opening match against Egor Gerasimov. That win was a massive upset, as he is ranked almost 100 places below his Belarusian opponent. The Frenchman is currently ranked #177 in the ATP world rankings and that was his first main draw appearance in an ATP tournament for the year. Despite his fantastic win and high confidence levels, he is up against one of the best players in the world in Pablo Carreno Busta, and will have to be at his absolute best if he is to make this match competitive. Couacaud enters this match as the huge underdog, and it is very unlikely that his stay here at Roland Garros 2021 will be extended any further.
This will be the first time that the two players are facing each other on the ATP Tour, and their head to head record stands at 0-0. This is an incredibly easy match to call, and it will end up being a straight-sets win for Pablo Carreno Busta. To put it simply, Enzo Couacaud is nowhere near the level that is needed to defeat the world #12, and his stay here at the 2021 French Open will be short-lived. I expect Carreno Busta to dominate this match from start to finish, advancing to the Third Round here at Roland Garros 2021.
Free Tennis Pick and Prediction: Pablo Carreno Busta to win in straight sets