Roberto Bautista Agut - Alexei Popyrin predictions and free betting tips [07/11/2023]
At the 1/16 finals of the tournament in Sofia on hardcourt, Roberto Bautista-Agut from Spain will face off against Alexei Popyrin from Australia. I'm placing my bet on Popyrin's victory.
The 35-year-old Roberto, who occupies the 66th spot in the global rankings, previously took part in the Paris tournament where he successfully defeated Lehetchka with a 6:4, 6:2 score, but fell to Gurkachu with a 3:6, 2:6. The tennis player suffered defeats in seven out of his past eight matches. At the Basel tournament, he was defeated by Van de Zandschulp with a score of 5:7, 7:6 (7:3), 2:6, in Stockholm by Imer with a score of 4:6, 4:6. In Malaga, he triumphed over Bai with a score of 6:4, 6:3, but then fell to Harris 5:7, 4:6. At the Gstaad tournament, Roberto was defeated by Kachine 6:7 (4:7), 6:7 (3:7), and at Wimbledon by Safiullin 6:2, 6:7 (7:9), 7:6 (7:4), 4:6, 5:7. At the Budlals Challenge tournament, he was also defeated by Musetti with a score of 6:7 (1:7), 4:6.
In June, Roberto reached the semi-finals of the Halle tournament, where he beat Vavassori 6:3, 6:4, Nakasima 7:5, 7:6 (7:2), and Medvedev 7:5, 7:6 (7:3), but then he fell to Rublev 3:6, 4:6. At the French Open, he was able to overcome Wu Yibing, but lost in the next match to Varillas.
In other tournaments, Roberto wasn't able to pass the second round, with the exceptions being the Australian Open and the Adelaide tournament. At the Australian Open, he reached the 1/8 finals by defeating Souza, Holt, and Murray, but then lost to Paul. In Adelaide, the tennis player reached the finals by defeating Hase, Davidovich Fokina, and Kokkinakis, but eventually lost the final match to Kwon Sun Woo.
The 24-year-old Alexei, who holds the 39th spot in the world rankings, approaches the tournament with three consecutive defeats. In Paris, he lost to Harri 5:7, 6:7 (6:8), in Vienna to Rublev 6:7 (5:7), 4:6. In Tokyo, he reached the quarterfinals, defeating Khachanov 6:4, 6:2 and Garin 4:6, 7:6 (7:3), 6:2, but lost to Mochizuki 5:7, 6:2, 5:7. Prior to these matches, the tennis player experienced a series of defeats and lost four consecutive matches. In Shanghai, Astana, and the US Open, he suffered first-round losses to Arnaldi 6:4, 3:6, 4:6, Korda 6:7 (5:7), 7:6 (7:4), 4:6 and Stricker with a score of 3:6, 4:6, 6:3, 3:6.
In Cincinnati, Popyrin reached the quarterfinals by defeating Altmayer 6:7 (5:7), 6:4, 6:4, Harris (who had to withdraw midway through the match), and Rousuvori 6:2, 1:6, 6:3. However, he was later defeated by Hurkacz with a score of 1:6, 6:7 (8:10). In July, Popyrin won the tournament in Umag, passing Bonzi, Offner, Priezmich, Arnaldi, and Wawrinka.
Prior to this, Alexei suffered defeats in nine out of twelve matches. He lost to Stricker at Wimbledon, Ruud in Herlingham, Thompson in London, Sevilla at the Surbiton Challenger, and Karatsev at the French Open.
In May, in Rome, Popyrin successfully passed the qualifications by defeating Bonadio and Pellegrino. In the main draw of the tournament, he defeated O'Connell, Oje-Aliassim, and Safiullin before losing to Rune. At the Madrid Masters, Alexei was unable to overcome the first round, suffering a defeat to Gali. However, he successfully qualified for the Monaco tournament, where he defeated Pera and Koprivo, as well as Lajovic in the main draw. In the rest of the season tournaments, he was unable to secure more than two consecutive victories.
The athletes have not previously played against each other.
Prediction for the Bautista-Agut - Popyrin Match
Popyrin has a greater chance of winning, despite his recent defeats, as they were against stronger opponents. I'm betting on the Australian's victory.