ATP Cincinnati / Djokovic vs Carreno-Busta – Right now only two players have reached the round of 16 at the Masters in Cinciannati and they are World’s no. 1 N. Djokovic and P. Carreno-Busta. Djokovic defeated S. Querrey without dropping a set in the second round, while Carreno-Busta had to play all three sets to break resistance of J. Isner.
Match Djokovic vs Carreno-Busta begins 15.08.2019at 17:00 CET
After a dramatic final in Wimbledon Djokovic took a longer break which is why he skipped the Masters in Montreal. That was a completely understandable move of Nole and his team, as after such match against Federer it was necessary to restore physical and mental strength before the last Grand Slam of the season, the US Open. After the final in Wimbledon Djokovic played his first match in Cincinnati, where he defeated Querrey 7-5, 6-1 in the previous round.
We need to remind you that Djokovic who the ATP Cincinnati last season and with that he won all Masters titles, which no one did before him. That was a big relief for Nole and he can play this season more relaxing. Of course, this is still the title Masters defence but besides that, there are no other issues that could put an additional pressure on him.
Carreno-Busta is one of Spanish players whose rating slowly but surely goes down in the last year. That can be also seen through fact that he had the best rating in his career in mid-2017 when he was World’s no. 10. His current rating with which he came to Cincinnati is far below that one and the Spaniard occupies the 53rd in the ATP rank list.
Carreno-Busta won three ATP titles in his 10-year long professional career, the last in Estoril 2017. His win/loss ratio this season is very modest and stands right now at 11-13, and that is far below objective capabilities of this player. He made one of better results this season at the Australian Open, where he reached the fourth round when he lost to K. Nishikori after a big battle that lasted all five sets
Betting Pick: Djokovic vs Carreno-Busta
Djokovic won both their previously played head-to-head, but both matches were played on clay courts and by that are not so relevant for today’s match. Of course, Djokovic will enjoy even greater advantage on fast surface, which is why it is expected to reach the quarter-finals. Still, we believe that this could be a longer match as Careno-Busta is not that bad that cannot put up a meaningful resistance to Djokovic. That is why we have opted for the counter-handicap in number of won games.
Pick: Carreno-Busta +6.5 games
Odds: 1.50 at 10bet (down to 1.47 can be played)
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