Bautista Agut vs Travaglia: prediction for the Australian Open
Roberto Bautista Agut goes against Stefano Travaglia in the first round match of the Australian Open. You can find our predictions for this match in the article below.
Roberto Bautista Agut
Roberto Bautista Agutis on top form and has played well in the first month of the season. At the recent ATP Cup, the Spaniard won four out of five matches. He defeated Casper Ruud (6-1, 6-4), outplayed Hubert Hurkacz (7-6, 2-6, 7-6) and then prevailed over Felix Auger-Aliassime (6-7, 3-6) in the final confrontation.
Stefano Travaglia can't boast any successful results of late. There is a real chance that he willl soon drop out of the top-100 of the ATP ranking as recently the Italian has been showing quality tennis exclusively at challenger tournaments. This year, Travaglia lost his opening matches both in Melbourne and in Sydney.
In the last 5 matches, Bautista Agut played 3 tie-breaks.
Travaglia has played over 9.5 games in the first set in 3 of his last 5 matches.
Last season, the Spaniard defeated Travaglia in two straight sets at the tournament in Mallorca. We expect another straight-set victory for Bautista Agut here.
Our prediction - total under 32 games
Bautista Agut looked excellent at the ATP Cup and defeated such opponents as Ruud and Hurkacz. Travaglia should not be difficult to beat. We suggest playing the victory of the Spaniard with a negative handicap.
Second wager - handicap (-8) to Bautista Agut