Pablo Carreno Busta v Filip Krajinovic Live Streaming, Prediction & Preview for Hamburg Open 2021: Can Krajinovic Cause Another Upset and Win a Maiden Title?

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Second seed Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain will take on sixth seed Filip Krajinovic of Serbia in the final of the 2021 Hamburg Open on Sunday, July 18. Get the live streaming options of this Pablo Carreno Busta v Filip Krajinovic match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.

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Pablo Carreno Busta v Filip Krajinovic Head to Head

They met once on the tour with Krajinovic winning in the semifinal in Stockholm in 2019. They are 1-1 at the Challenger level.

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Carreno Busta Into the Second Final in 2021 

A quarterfinalist in 2018 and a semifinalist in 2019, Pablo Carreno Busta has finally made it to the final in Hamburg in 2021. The Spaniard, ranked 13th in the world, defeated Argentina’s Federico Delbonis 7-6 (7-2), 6-3 in the semifinal on Saturday to advance to a second final this year.

Earlier this year, the Spaniard had clinched the title in Marbella by defeating compatriot Jaume Munar.

Not broken once in the semifinal on Saturday, Carreno Busta broke the Argentine twice and won 70% service points in the match to win in an hour and 54 minutes. The win marked a third straight straight sets win for the 29-year-old, who had beaten Carlos Taberner in the second round and Dusan Lajovic in the quarterfinals after receiving a first-round bye.

This will be a sixth final on clay for the Spaniard, who has claimed the title in Estoril in 2017 to go with this year’s Marbella success. An equally good player on hard courts, Carreno Busta has won all three of his finals on the surface. He has three runner-up finishes in his career and all of them were on clay.

Overall Carreno Busta’s form has been pretty good this year, which saw him reach the semifinals in Barcelona and Mallorca as well. On Sunday, he will be hoping to make the season even sweeter by winning an ATP 500 event for the first time after having lost one previously in Rio in 2017.

Krajinovic Looking for a Maiden Title

Part impressive, part disappointing – this is how Filip Krajinovic would have described his 2021 season before coming to Hamburg, but a stunning run at the ATP 500 makes the season look pretty good and a maiden title on Sunday will make it even better.

The World No. 44, who stunned the top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 in the quarterfinals for his third career top 10 win, reached a fourth career final with a 6-4, 6-2 win over compatriot Laslo Djere on Saturday.

Krajinovic won 77% first-serve points and broke his opponent four times to close out the match in an hour and 35 minutes.

Having reached the third round in Monte-Carlo and the quarterfinals in Belgrade, Krajinovic had shown decent form on clay this season but would have been keen to go deeper, which finally happened for him at Hamburg.

The Serb would look to put the disappointments of his previous three finals behind and finally wrap his hands around a tour-level trophy. And there is a good chance of him winning as he is pitted against an opponent he has beaten before.

Krajinovic’s three runner-up finishes were against Jack Sock at the Paris Masters final in 2017, Matteo Berrettini in Budapest on clay and Denis Shapovalov in Stockholm, both on 2019.

His road to Hamburg final hasn’t been easy, with him having to deal with three three-setters against Daniel Altmaier, Philip Kohlschreiber and Tsitsipas. But he looked clinical against Djere and will be heading to the final with a lot of confidence.

Carreno Busta v Krajinovic Prediction and Tip

Krajinovic has toughed it out in the tournament and he will be prepared for another gruelling duel in the final. Having taken out the top seed would have done wonders to his confidence and he could be in for another upset on Sunday.

Tip: Krajinovic to win: 1/1 (Click Here to Bet with bet365)

The 2021 Hamburg Open will be played from July 12 and July 18. You can watch & bet on these matches here. Get your latest premium tennis predictions here.

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