The 7th direct confrontation between the Frenchman Richard Gasquet and the Iberian Roberto Bautista Agut will take place in the second round at Basel, and the Spaniard is still fighting for a qualifying place at the Champions Tournament in London.
◾️The Frenchman, who reached 33 years of age, went down a lot in the standings, currently occupying the 64th place in the ATP standings.
◾️He was missing until the middle of this season due to a long-term injury, reviving in the circuit on the Madrid slab, but without having remarkable results.
◾️The last tournament where Gasquet was noticed was in Cincinnati, where he managed to reach the semifinals stage, while in the Asian period he suffered defeat in the first round, while in the first round in Basel he passed by Juan Londero in minimum sets.
Roberto Bautista Agut
◾️The Spaniard is one of the most consistent players in the top 50 of the ATP standings, currently ranked 10th, being in the direct race to obtain a qualifying place at the Champions Tournament in London.
◾️Unlike his compatriots who prefer slow clay fields, Bautista Agut feels best on the hard, managing to win the Doha tournament from the start of the season, following the quarter-finals in Melbourne.
◾️He was also consistent during the tough period of this summer, reaching quarters both in Montreal and Cincinnati, and in Asia he reached the semifinals at Zhuhai, and in the first round at Basel he eliminated Marius Copil in 2 sets. , controlling the match with authority.
The two players have met up to 6 times so far, the score being 4-2 in favor of Roberto Bautista Agut, but the last match was won by Richard Gasquet this year in Cincinnati, with 2-1 in the sets.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Richard Gasquet vs Roberto Bautista
Being in a much better shape than the French player, being also motivated by obtaining a qualifying place in London, I expect Roberto Bautista Agut to be in control of the match, and my prediction is the victory in minimum sets, because the difference of significant game consistency in favor of the Iberian, a much more consistent player behind the bottom line, and Gasquet no longer finds any motivation in this end of the season, waiting for the end of the year.
Prediction Today: R. Bautista Acut 2-0