Roberto Bautista Agut v Emil Ruusuvuori Head to Head
Two matches have taken place between these two players in the past, with each player taking home a single victory. While Bautista Agut took home the prize in their initial matchup at the 2021 US Open, Emil Ruusuvuori took home the hardware in their most recent matchup two weeks ago at the Indian Wells Open.
Bautista Agut 8-7 in 2023
Bautista Agut, as mentioned in the previous section, is coming off a second round meltdown at the Indian Wells Open two weeks ago, despite having received a customary first round bye.
In a parallel matchup, Bautista Agut will face Ruusuvuori in the second round here just as he did in Indian Wells.
After losing to his Finnish opponent in Indian Wells, Bautista Agut’s 2023 record fell to 8-7; the Spaniard had shown remarkable inconsistency all year.
After reaching the final of the Adelaide International 2, Bautista Agut played well at the Australian Open before being eliminated in the fourth round. Apart from those two victories, however, he has lost all three of his opening matches and two of his subsequent matches.
Ruusuvuori Displaces Borges
In Miami, Ruusuvuori wasted no time getting started, dispatching Nuno Borges in straight sets to set up a rematch with Bautista Agut in the second round.
When serving, Emil Ruusuvuori was invincible, and Borges had very few opportunities. Emil Ruusuvuori won 6-1, 6-4. While breaking his opponent three times and winning 73% of his first serve points, he never faced a break point.
This comes after Ruusuvuori reached the third round of the Indian Wells Open, where he beat Constant Lestienne and Roberto Bautista Agut before losing a battle to Alexander Zverev.
It was also the first time this season on the ATP tour that he had won two matches in a row, which he did in Indian Wells. When he reaches Miami, will he be able to do the same thing there?
Bautista Agut v Ruusuvuori Prediction and Tip
While Emil Ruusuvuori is the odds-on favorite to win in Tennis Betting, we suspect Bautista Agut will not want to lose to the same player twice in a row. As the crowd favorite, the Spaniard is anticipating a three-set battle.