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Grigor Dimitrov vs Roberto Bautista Agut: Prediction and Betting Tips

18:00, Aug 17 2021
Grigor Dimitrov vs Roberto Bautista Agut prediction for Tuesday’s first round of the Western and Southern 2021 Open clash at Lindner Family Tennis Center in Cincinnati. World number 21 Grigor Dimitrov will face 16th ranked Roberto Bautista Agut in their sixth H2H matchup. You can read our free prediction and betting tips in the following lines.

Grigor Dimitrov needs to bounce back to good form

We can divide Grigor Dimitrov’s season into two parts. Firstly, the beginning of the year when the hard court season was underway. Evidently, the Bulgarian did very well in the Australian Open beating the likes of Cilic, Thiem, and Bautista Agut. However, he was stopped in the quarter-finals by Aslan Karatsev. In fact, he had an 8-6 win/loss record on the hard courts.

Then, the clay season started where he won just three matches out of ten. Moving on to the grass courts, the world number 16 won one match at Wimbledon. He was eliminated in the next round. Furthermore, he lost his two first-round matches in Toronto and Washington in the last two weeks. In conclusion, with a 12-12 season record, Dimitrov needs to find his best form if he wants to move forwrad. 

Dimitrov Key Stats

  • Dimitrov has played on average 22 games per match on hard courts this season
  • The Bulgarian has won 48% of the points behind his second serve
  • The world number 16 has won 54.2% of the games he played

Roberto Bautista Agut to take advantage of his opponent’s weak form

Despite the fact that most Spanish players prefer the clay courts, Bautista Agut has his best results on fast courts. In fact, the Spaniard’s career-best win/loss record is on the grass with a 68.6% win rate (35-16). However, seven of the nine titles Agut won were on hard courts. The last time he won a trophy on these courts was back in 2018 in Doha.

Recently, the 33-year-old played in Toronto.  After some fine performances in the first two rounds, where he beat Schwarzmann and Paul, he took on Opelka in the third. In spite of losing his serve just once in the entire match, Bautista Agut lost in two sets. Furthermore, the Spaniard couldn’t handle the American’s big serve as he didn’t get a single breakpoint.

Bautista Agut Key Stats

  • Bautista Agut has played 23.8 games per match on hard courts this season
  • The Spaniard has won 52.1% o the games he has played
  • Agut has won 67.1% of the points behind his first serve

Grigor Dimitrov vs Roberto Bautista Agut Prediction

As both players prepare for the US Open, this match will give them an idea of their latest level. Currently, Dimitrov is on a three-match losing streak. Meanwhile, Bautista Agut has won two of his last three matches.

Indeed, it seems Dimitrov has lost confidence and is struggling to win a match after a horrible clay-court season. In addition, the Bulgarian has lost seven of his last eight matches.

 Meanwhile, Bautista Agut had also lost three matches in a row prior to the Toronto Open. the Spaniard is a more composed player but is more conservative in his game and doesn’t take risks. 

In contrast, Dimitrov gets impatient sometimes in the rallies and commits unnecessary unforced errors. That leads to the Bulgarian being angry and is left out of the match.

Looking at their stats and taking into consideration their total games played average, we think over 21.5 games is probable.

Grigor Dimitrov vs Roberto Bautista Agut Betting Tips

Over 21.5 Games 1.65 at Vbet

Under 2.5 Sets 1.55 at Vbet

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