These two players know each other very well and will search for a chance to advance at the Australian Open when they meet at Kia Arena in Melbourne on January 21, 2022.
- Roberto Bautista Agut vs Taylor Fritz
- Tennis – Australian Open, Third round
- Date – 21/1/2022
- Starting time – Second match from 9 PM ET
- Venue: Kia Arena, Melbourne, Australia
Roberto Bautista Agut Stats & Form
Roberto Bautista Agut is currently 18th on the ATP rankings with his highest position being No. 9. He finished 2021 with a 29-25 record including 14-10 on hard surface.
The Spaniard has started 2022 with a 6-1 record. He won four matches playing for his country at the ATP Cup before losing in the finals to Felix Auger-Aliassime by 7-6, 6-3.
At the Australian Open, he had a pretty easy task reaching the third round. He started with a 7-6, 6-4, 5-7, 6-1 win over Stefano Travaglia in just under 3 hours of play. In the second round, Bautista Agut defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-1, 6-0, 6-3 in 90 minutes. Bautista Agut won 82% of his first serves and won 55% of his returns.
Roberto Bautista Agut News
Bautista Agut has been playing at the Australian Open since 2010 reaching the quarterfinals in 2019 where he was stopped by Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Taylor Fritz Stats & Form
Taylor Fritz is currently ranked No. 22 which is his career-best.
The American finished 2021 with a 36-27 record and 22-18 on hard surface.
He started 2022 at the ATP Cup where he defeated Felix Auger-Aliassime and Cameron Norrie in three sets and lost to Alexander Zverev.
The 24-year-old didn’t drop a set in the first two matches at the Australian Open. In the first round, Fritz defeated Maximillian Marterer 7-6, 6-3, 6-2 in less than two hours. In the next round, he was better than his fellow American Frances Tiafoe by 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 in 2 hours and 42 minutes. Fritz hit 21 aces and converted 4 out of 14 break-points.
Taylor Fritz News
Just like this year, Taylor Fritz has made it to the third round in the last three appearances at the Australian Open.
Roberto Bautista Agut and Taylor Fritz Head-to-Head Stats
Roberto Bautista Agut has been quite dominant against Taylor Fritz so far leading the head-to-head by 5-1 losing only two sets in those six matches. The only time Fritz defeated the Spaniard was in Lyon on clay in 2019. Bautista Agut was better than his tonight’s opponent last year in Monaco, in Halle and at the French Open in 2019, in Winston Salem in 2017 and in Shanghai in 2016 without dropping a single set.
Roberto Bautista Agut and Taylor Fritz Betting Odds
The odds for this match are as close as they can be with Roberto Bautista Agut at -118 to win while Taylor Fritz is at -105.
The total games margin is 40 with both ways at -111.
Taylor Fritz is 24 years old and is entering his prime. His improvement is obvious and he will definitely make a huge leap in the following seasons. Still, Bautista Agut is much more experienced and has been dominating in their previous head-to-heads. The Spaniard has a much better all round game which will be the key in tonight’s match. Fritz might take this match into the decisive set but anyway, Bautista Agut will find a solution and win this one at the end.