In what could be an interesting match-up between the world numbers 13 and 23, Roberto Bautista Agut plays Diego Schwartzman at the 2019 ATP Rogers Cup on Wednesday, August 7. The match begins at 2 pm local time or 7 pm BST and the Roberto Bautista Agut v Diego Schwartzman live streaming options, preview and predictions for this encounter can be found below.
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Roberto Bautista Agut v Diego Schwartzman Head to Head
In their only previous encounter, the Argentine Schwartzman defeated Bautista-Agut in straight sets at the Monte-Carlo Masters in 2017. However, that match was on clay, a surface Bautista-Agut isn’t very comfortable with and Schwartzman prefers playing on.
Bautista Agut Enjoying the Time of His Life
It was in 2014 that the Spaniard first entered the top 30 of the rankings chart and that very year he made it to 15th in the world. Bautista Agut has been consistently hovering around that ranking ever since, plunging outside the top 20 on the odd occasion – but only just – and then returning to his best.
Only once during this time, and before 2019, did Bautista-Agut get to the 13th-ranked mark, before doing it yet again this season thanks to his powerful showing at the 2019 Wimbledon. The Spaniard, who kick-started his year with a title at Doha, and who has beaten Novak Djokovic twice this season already, made it as far as the semi-final at Wimbledon last month.
He also managed to take a set off Djokovic but that semi-final appearance was Bautista-Agut’s best Grand Slam showing ever and for it to have come at the age of 31 should not just give him hope but also a plethora of other middling players that same inspiration that age is just a number.
The Spaniard began his campaign here with a straight-set win over Bernard Tomic.
Schwartzman Coming off a Title Win
The Argentine world number 23 had reached a final previously in the year, at Buenos Aires, but failed to win that title. A semi-final appearance at the Rome Masters followed but the title remained elusive till he finally cranked it up at Los Cabos as recently as last week to clinch his first win of the season.
And while none of the top guns were playing at the competition, he did have to beat the second seeded Guido Pella and fifth seed Taylor Fritz in the final two matches to clinch the title.
Here’s why that win for Schwartzman was so special. In his career, he had won 18 singles titles before that one at Los Cabos – including Futures and Challengers events – and none of them had come on hard court surfaces. That previous title triumph was his first outside clay, and winning on the hard courts of Los Cabos means he is in a great position to challenge his opponent here.
Agut v Schwartzman Predictions & Tips
Expecting a thrilling, fighting three-setter encounter that Bautista-Agut should end up winning in the end. Going for it to be a three-set match.
Tip: Three sets in the match: 8/5 (888Sport)