The matches from round 1 in Rome continue tomorrow, and we come with a first tip from the match between the Argentine Facundo Bagnis and the Russian Andrey Rublev, a match that is the first of the day scheduled on the central arena and which will start at 12:00.
Facundo Bagnis: Team form, news and statistics
Facundo Bagnis qualified for the main draw in Rome after passing 3 preliminary rounds. And the eliminated opponents were not weak at all, Tommy Paul or Mikael Ymer being good players of the circuit and who constantly participate in ATP competitions.
It is true that it does not excel on slag, but for Bagnis this is less important, the victories being the ones that matter and that brought the Argentine the first presence on the main board of a masters this year.
The South American loves slag, the red surface being his favorite.
And the presence in the capital of Rome is all the more surprising, as Facundo was a regular in challenger competitions.
Bagnis did not achieve notable results this year, being always eliminated prematurely in the 250-point tournaments in which he took part.
The race in Rome is of a completely different caliber from the ones the Argentine was taught in recent years, so the first opponent on the way is a top one.
Even though at one point he was on the 55th place, Bagnis is far from the game that took him close to the top 50 4 years ago.
The match against the Russian promises to be extremely difficult, even in the conditions in which Rublev comes from America and will have to adjust to the new surface.
It remains to be seen how long the South American will last in front of one of the best players on the circuit.
Andrey Rublev: Team form, news and statistics
Andrey Rublev doesn’t need too many introductions. The Russian, ranked 12th in the world is one of the best players in the world and can fight on an equal footing with any opponent.
The distance between the last match at the US Open and the first match in Rome is a bit short, less than a week, but I think the Russian had enough time to adjust to the playing surface.
And the match against Bagnis comes as a glove, Andrey having even more time to get his hands on it, especially since a much more solid player could come from the qualifications.
The Russian has time to calibrate his game in the match with Bagnis, and first of all that the difference in value and level of play is very big. Even if a Cecchinato or Sandgren came from the qualifiers, the Russian was still a big favorite, only he had to put more effort.
Slag is among the Russian’s favorites, even if the best results came on the fast surfaces. On the red surface, Rublev has a trophy, at Umag, 3 years ago, but also a final, last year, in Hamburg.
His service and his shots fold well on the slag, so Rublev claims to be one of the most demanding players in this tournament.
The difference in value is very large between the two players, so the only problem is the score.
Rublev will try to adjust his game in the match with Bagnis and will not force as much as necessary.
🎾Statistics of direct matches Facundo Bagnis vs Andrey Rublev
It will be the first direct match between the two players.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Facundo Bagnis vs Andrey Rublev
There is a big difference between the two players.
As a benchmark, it’s like a football match between a team from the top 5 in the first league with a team from the second league, which is in the middle of the standings.
Even if the break has been short since being eliminated from the US Open, I think Rublev will adjust quickly and will not spend too much time talking to Bagnis.
I go on an emotionless success of the Russian, at a decent quota offered by those from Betano.
Bet Tips: Win at H 3.5 games Rublev