Last year’s finalist from Basel, Marius Copil, is trying to defend his points this week, but his mission is a difficult one since the first round, when he will meet Iberian Roberto Bautista Agut, a redoubtable player behind the field.
▪️Formerly no. 56 ATP at the end of the previous year, Marius has now dropped to 92nd place, going through a pretty bad season.
▪️After a series of totally unfavorable results, the Romanian resumed his activity with Andrei Pavel, with whom Marius Copil obtained the best result of his career, the final against Roger Federer from Basel.
▪️He is trying to defend this result, coming to Basel after an excellent week in Antwerp, where he has reached the quarter-finals, proving that the tennis in the room is the best fit.
Roberto Bautista Agut
▪️The Spaniard is one of the most consistent players in the top 50 of the ATP standings, currently ranked 10th, being in the direct race to obtain a qualifying place at the Champions Tournament in London.
▪️Unlike his compatriots who prefer slow clay fields, Bautista Agut feels best on the hard, managing to win the Doha tournament from the start of the season, following the quarter-finals in Melbourne.
▪️He was also consistent during the tough times of this summer, reaching quarters both in Montreal and Cincinnati, and in Asia he reached the semifinals in Zhuhai.
◾️The two players have met so far twice, both meetings being won by Roberto Bautista Agut, but the two matches were held every time on the slag.
🎾What is the shape of the players in the last 5 matches?
- Marius Copil
- Last result: 1-2 vs Andy Murray (Antwerp – hard)
- Shape: L W W W W
▫️World number 92, Marius Copil, returns to the main table of the ATP 500 tournament in Basel, where he lost, in at least the final sets of the previous edition, 6-7, 4-6 in front of the Swiss Roger Federer, currently in third place in the hierarchy ATP.
▫️After the quarter final in France, during the Challenger Mouilleron Le Captif tournament, Copil managed an excellent race in Antwerp, ATP 250 tournament, stopping in the quarter finals of the competition, defeating 3-6, 7-6 and 4-6 by Andy Murray from Scotland.
- Roberto Bautista Agut
- Last result: 0-2 vs Matteo Berrettini (Shanghai – hard)
- Shape: L W L L W
▫️The 31-year-old Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut, 10th in the ATP standings, is present for the third time in his career on the main board of the Swiss Indoors Basel.
▫️A year ago, he gave in at least sets, score 5-7, 3-6 in front of German Alexander Zverev, in the sixteenth round of the competition.
▫️Bautista Agut returns to Switzerland after an unconvincing trip to Beijing, where he was eliminated since the first round of the China Open and the defeat suffered in the company of Italian Matteo Berrettini, 11th ATP, in the finals of the Rolex Shanghai Masters, 6-7, 4-6.
🎾News, analysis, statistics and progress about the 2 players.
◽️He is only present for the second time in his career on the main board of the Swiss Indoors Basel.
◽️56th place ATP represents the best ranking in the hierarchy for Romanian tennis.
◽️He has three Challenger trophies, all won on hard.
◽️He has won 104 of the 207 matches played on the hard surface, throughout his professional career.
◽️52% is the percentage of points earned by the Child with the second service.
◽️So far, the quarter-finals of the Swiss Indoors Basel have not passed.
◽️Has no less than 9 ATP trophies, the last one won earlier this year in Doha.
◽️7 of these trophies were won on the hard surface.
◽️On the hard, the Spanish won in 23 of the 33 parties supported.
◽️He succeeded 1386 in the matches played in the ATP circuit.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Marius Copil vs Roberto Bautista Agut
The match has an important stake for both players, with Marius having to defend many points from last year, while Roberto Bautista Agut does not allow any wrong steps to obtain the last qualifying place at the Champions Tournament in London. Thus I bet on the experience of the Spanish player in this match, he also has the moral advantage of winning the two direct matches, and the playing surface is to his advantage. I expect a victory in the minimum set.
Prediction Today: R. Bautista Agut 2-0