Italian Open 2021: Kei Nishikori vs Pablo Carreno Busta, Head-to-Head, records & stats, LIVE stream- Japan’s Kei Nishikori will lock horns with 11th seed Pablo Carreno Busta in the round of 2 of the Italian Open 2021 on Tuesday. The latter won a title on clay earlier this year at Andalucia Open and would be keen to extend his top form with a top show in Rome, Italy.
Kei Nishikori, on the other end, had a dismal run to 2021, losing 5 of the first 7 fixtures. But, he is coming on the back of a win over David Goffin and Reilly Opelka to reach the semifinals of a tour event in Dubai. On paper, Kei Nishikori has an advantage with a 4-2 win-loss record. The 31-year-old has emerged victorious over top 30 players like Fabio Fognini, Karen Khachanov and Cristian Garin.
Kei Nishikori vs Pablo Carreno Busta Head-to-Head
It will be a match of the equals as they have faced each other twice with both of them winning on each occasion. While Nishori defeated Spaniard in a five-set thriller in Australian Open 2019, Busta avenged his defeat at Melbourne earlier this year. The match is expected to be an exciting one as both the players have somewhat similarly well-rounded matches.
Even though Pablo Carreno Busta is top in the rankings, he cannot afford to make a mistake against Busta. This is because Nishikori has displayed some spectacular show where he sustained his level for long periods even when playing against top seeds.
Kei Nishikori needs to come out all guns blazing if he is to defeat the Spanish player. The latter can tactically outclass even best in the business with his top game. Nishikori might have to play out of his skin to conquer Carreno Busta.
Italian Open: Kei Nishikori vs Pablo Carreno Busta, Head-to-Head, records & stats, LIVE stream
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