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Roland Garros 2021: Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Pablo Carreno Busta preview, head-to-head & prediction

Match Details

Reality: (5) Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. (12) Pablo Carreno Busta

History: June 6, 2021

Tournament: Roland Garros 2021

Goal: Fourth Round (Round of 16)

Location: Paris, France

Type: The Grand Slam

area: Red clay

Cash Prize: 17,171,108 Euros

Match Time: Not before 14:00 local time, 12:00 GMT, 8:00 EST, 17:30 IST

Live TV: USA – NBC Sports / Tennis Channel UK – ITV India – Sports / Disney + Hotstar VIP

Review of Stefanos Tsitsipas against Pablo Carreno Buste

In the modern game, we associate a certain amount of feel and swing with players who have one-handed backhands. A flash of a hand swing usually indicates a live game.

In addition to literal firing, single-handed practitioners often do so symbolically. It is difficult for them to replicate the stability of those who use two-handed backhands. Aside from the extraordinary 20-time Grand Slam champion, Consistency was not the strongest single-handed player in the 21st century.

But Stefanos Tsitsipas was another animal in 2021.

The 22-year-old has put together several good tours in the first five months of this year and is currently at the top of the ATP rankings. He had won his first Masters title less than two months earlier on the clay courts in Monte Carlo, and had also won a tournament in Lyon just before arriving in Paris.

However, it was the frequency with which Tsitsipas advanced to the final round of the tournament that was most surprising. In addition to his two titles this year, the Greek also reached the semifinals of the Australian Open and Rotterdam, as well as the finals of Acapulco and Barcelona.

The tournament favorite from the bottom did not disappoint this week either. Tsitsipas swept his first two rounds at Roland Garros in 2021 in straight sets – beating Jeremy Chardy in the first and Pedro Martinez in the second. However, the final 32 did one too big obstacle

Impressed John Isner pushed the 22-year-old’s limits. The American led the set and later threatened to go two sets to one. But Tsitsipas weathered the storm, and escaped with the fourth set after winning the third set in a tiebreak.

Pablo Carreno Busta
Pablo Carreno Busta

His opponent in the round of 16 is a man who has reached the quarter-finals in Paris twice in his career.

Pablo Carreno Buste’s best result in a Grand Slam tournament came at the US Open, where he reached two semifinals – 2017 and 2020. But some might argue that he’s just as effective on dirt.

Carreno Busta won two titles on clay and boasted a 56% winning percentage on the surface, very similar to his record of three titles and 55.6% on hard court victories.

The Spaniard’s last title also came on clay – at an event in Marbella earlier this year. Unfortunately, however, he could not upgrade this victory. In the four tournaments he has since completed, Carreno Busta achieved his best result in Barcelona – where he was beaten on aggregate by Rafael Nadal.

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