Philipp Kohlschreiber vs Roberto Bautista Agut Tennis Prediction
Roberto Bautista Agut leads the H2H 2-1 (1-0 on clay), including winning their recent two meetings, in Moscow 2015 and Monte Carlo 2015. The Spaniard is a bit more consistent and reliable than the German, but this contest is very evenly poised and could go either way.
Philipp Kohlschreiber News
Philipp Kohlschreiber produced a dominant performance to dispatch the 30-year-old Mischa Zverev in straight sets, 6-2 6-2. Earlier this week, he defeated the 39-year-old Ivo Karlovic in straight sets as well, 7-5 6-4.
This is only the German’s second quarterfinal of the season, and he lost the previous one to the eventual champion Juan Martin Del Potro in Indian Wells.
The former world #16 Kohlschreiber made three quarterfinals on clay in 2017 and managed to win them all, against Jan Lennard Struff in Marrakech, Florian Mayer in Hamburg and Dusan Lajovic in Kitzbuhel.
Kohlschreiber has got a great record here at ATP Munich. In his previous 14 appearances, he won the title thrice in 2007, 2012 and 2016, and finished as the runner-up on two other occasions.
Roberto Bautista Agut News
Roberto Bautista Agut, who lost to David Goffin in the quarterfinal of ATP Barcelona last week, is making his consecutive quarterfinal appearance by defeating the Norwegian teenager Casper Ruud in a hard-fought straight-set second-round encounter, 6-4 6-3.
This is the Spaniard’s third appearance here at Munich, and he reached the semifinal in his previous two, losing to Andy Murray in 2015 and Alexander Zverev in 2017.
The last time Bautista Agut made consecutive quarterfinal appearances was at Saint Petersburg 2017 and Beijing 2017, where he defeated Viktor Troicki in St.Petersburg before losing to Grigor Dimitrov in Beijing.
Though Agut suffered some uncharacteristic losses against the likes of Michael Mmoh, Cameron Norrie (on clay) and Julien Benneteau, it’s been a successful start to the season having won two titles at Auckland and Dubai (the biggest title of his career).
Tennis Prediction: Roberto Bautista Agut