World number 28 Roberto Bautista Agut will face the 54th-ranked Emil Ruusuvuori in the first round of the 2023 ATP Miami Masters on Friday, March 24. Get the predictions and odds of this Roberto Bautista Agut v Emil Ruusuvuori match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.
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Roberto Bautista Agut v Emil Ruusuvuori Head to Head
There have been two previous meetings between these two players and both have won one. While Bautista Agut pocketed the first one at the 2021 US Open, Ruusuvuori won their most recent meeting two weeks ago at the Indian Wells Open, also in the second round.
Bautista Agut 8-7 in 2023
As mentioned in the head to head section, Bautista Agut is coming off a second round debacle at the Indian Wells Open two weeks ago after getting an opening round bye much like has been the case.
And quite similarly speaking, Bautista Agut will also be facing Ruusuvuori in his second round match here yet again as he had in Indian Wells as well.
Bautista Agut’s overall record for 2023 with that defeat at the hands of his Finnish opponent in Indian Wells slipped to 8-7 with the Spaniard showing remarkable inconsistency throughout the year.
At the Adelaide International 2, Bautista Agut had made the final and followed that up with a solid showing at the Australian Open where he was knocked out in the fourth round. However, those two results aside, he has fallen in his openers on three occasions and in the second round on two others.
Can he avenge the defeat in his previous match?
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Ruusuvuori Displaces Borges
It took Ruusuvuori a mere hour and 19 minutes to get going in Miami as he defeated Nuno Borges in straight sets to seal his second round meeting with Bautista Agut again.
Ruusuvuori won 6-1, 6-4 in a match where his serve was first class and gave very few chances to Borges. In fact, he faced no break-points even as he broke his opponent three times while winning 73% of his first serve points.
This follows Ruusuvuori’s third round appearance at the Indian Wells Open where he defeated Constant Lestienne and Bautista Agut before falling in a slugfest to Alexander Zverev.
Incidentally, those successive wins in Indian Wells was the first time he had managed that this season on the ATP circuit. Can he now repeat that in Miami as well?
Bautista Agut v Ruusuvuori Prediction and Tip
Interestingly, Ruusuvuori is a favourite here at 4/5 but we think Bautista Agut might not allow his second successive defeat at the hands of the same opponent. Expecting a three-set tussle going in the favourite of the Spaniard.
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