Roberto Bautista-Agut vs Denis Shapovalov Wimbledon Tennis Picks and Predictions 7/5/21
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Denis Shapovalov vs Roberto Bautista-Agut
Monday, July 5
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Denis Shapovalov and Roberto Bautista-Agut meet Monday in the fourth round of the 2021 tennis Wimbledon.
Denis Shapovalov is coming off a straight sets win over Andy Murray that took 26 games to decide. In the victory, Shapovalov won 71 percent of his first serve points and 57 percent of his second serve points. Shapovalov won 65 percent of his total service points and converted on six of his 11 break points. Shapovalov saved eight of his nine break points and hit 13 aces. Shapovalov has played about six hours of tennis to get to this point, so he’s about as well rested as you can get. Shapovalov looks to make his second career grand slam quarterfinal. Shapovalov has won six of his last seven matches on grass court.
Roberto Bautista-Agut is coming off a straight sets win over Dominik Koepfer that took 32 games to decide. In the victory, Bautista-Agut won 70 percent of his first serve points and 33 percent of his second serve points. Bautista-Agut won 59 percent of his total service points and converted on eight of his 16 break points. Bautista-Agut struggled big time with his second serve and was broken five times, things he’ll have to clean up in this match. Bautista-Agut has won two of his three tiebreaks this tournament. Bautista-Agut looks to make his third career grand slam quarterfinal. Bautista-Agut has won four of his last five matches on grass court.
There’s no match history between these two players.
Shapovalov seems to be coming into his own these last couple of years and he has a major rest advantage. However, is the grizzly veteran who usually doesn’t beat himself and he usually thrives on these sort of courts. You just expect Bautista-Agut to dig deep and find a way to win, even if it isn’t pretty.
I’ll take Bautista-Agut in four sets.