2019 ATP Miami 4R - [1] Novak Djokovic vs. [22] Roberto Bautista Agut

Who will win this match?


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Enceladus

Legend
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ATP H2H: 7-2 for Djoker
H2H on hard surface: 3-2 for Djoker
Masters 1000 H2H: 2-1 for Djoker
Last mutual match: 2019 Doha SF, Bautista won 3:6, 7:6(6), 6:4

It will be the jubilee 10th mutual match of this rivalry. A little surprising may be the fact, that Bautista won the last two mutual matches on the hard surface. In addition, Djoker wasn't very convincing in the previous round against Delbonis, losing one set. So we can expect a balanced fight.
 

Pheasant

Legend
Djoker is just getting warmed. He gets better as he gets farther into a tourney. And this time, he'll be out for revenge. I would be surprised if Agut takes more than 7 games during this straight set stomping.

Djoker should take this 6-4, 6-3. And I might be underestimating Djoker here.
 

IowaGuy

Hall of Fame
RBA looked pretty solid
Djoker is just getting warmed. He gets better as he gets farther into a tourney. And this time, he'll be out for revenge. I would be surprised if Agut takes more than 7 games during this straight set stomping.

Djoker should take this 6-4, 6-3. And I might be underestimating Djoker here.

Well, the last time RBA and Djok met was in the SF of Doha, and RBA matched up very solid to Djok's game!
 

Alexrb

Professional
Could be trouble for Djoker who has difficulty in hot and humid conditions. Wouldn't be surprised to see this one go 3 sets like their last encounter.

Agreed, can't say I fault him for it tbh. Not sure where you're from but Miami can be brutal conditions wise. I watched Nadal retire against Dzumhur one year, and I was dumbstruck. You know it's gotta be insane for him to retire like that. I play 3-4 times a week singles wise and I was struggling in the stands.

That said, I'm near Tampa and weather seems pretty cool for March. Was low-mid 70s yesterday.
 

Big_Dangerous

Talk Tennis Guru
Agreed, can't say I fault him for it tbh. Not sure where you're from but Miami can be brutal conditions wise. I watched Nadal retire against Dzumhur one year, and I was dumbstruck. You know it's gotta be insane for him to retire like that. I play 3-4 times a week singles wise and I was struggling in the stands.

That said, I'm near Tampa and weather seems pretty cool for March. Was low-mid 70s yesterday.

Houston, Texas - summers are brutal with the heat and humidity. If I go play during the June-September months for around 1.5-2.5 hours, I lose anywhere from 6-10 pounds in sweat. :eek:
 

Djokovic2015

Semi-Pro
He won the USO last year in the most brutally hot/humid conditions in the tournament's history.

Playing mostly night matches though. He played Fucsovics during the day in R1 and struggled quite a bit until mid-set 3. Tomorrow's match will be a day match.
 

Pheasant

Legend
Djoker is like a cat. First, he'll injure the mouse. Afterwards, he'll just playfully bat it around until he gets hungry. Afterwards, he'll eat the mouse.
 

swordtennis

G.O.A.T.
We just need Djokster to be rough and ready for the french open so he can take on Thiem and Nadal. Maybe even Freddie if he is in the way. Cmon lets get this done.
 

swordtennis

G.O.A.T.
Agut Forehand. Agut beats djokovic at his own game. Djokovic has to end points sooner. Grinding has to end. Employ some AO final tactics! Boom boom boom!
 
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