Pablo Carreno Busta vs Borna Coric Tennis Prediction
Their H2H is tied at 1-1, but this will be the pair’s first meeting on clay. Both are extremely capable of winning matches on this surface, but the recent good form on clay (as well as on tour) gives the Spaniard a slight edge going into this contest.
Pablo Carreno Busta News
Pablo Carreno Busta faced his third consecutive semi-final defeat when he lost to Francis Tiafoe in Estoril last week. Doing so, he failed to defend the title and lost out on few ranking points as well.
Before entering ATP Estoril, the Spaniard made two consecutive semifinal appearances at Miami and Barcelona but lost both the matches to Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas respectively. All three semifinal defeats have come in straight sets.
Nevertheless, these are extremely good results for the world #11 who made an average start to the season, including his terrible results in the South American clay swing, opening round defeats at Quito and Buenos Aires and R2 at Rio de Janeiro.
This is Pablo Carreno Busta’s fourth appearance at the Madrid Masters with his only previous win coming against Grigor Dimitrov in the first round of 2016 edition.
Borna Coric News
Borna Coric took a one week break after losing a close two-set encounter against Novak Djokovic in the Monte Carlo Masters. The Croatian had his chances in the match as he led by a break (4-1*) in the first set before going down 6-7 5-7.
Apart from facing a first-round exit from the Australian Open and second round from Monte Carlo Masters, the Next Gen Star has made at least the quarterfinal in all other four tournaments that he entered so far in 2018, Doha (QF), Dubai (QF), Indian Wells (SF) and Miami (QF).
Entering the main draw as a lucky loser here in 2017, Borna Coric posted his best result by progressing to the quarterfinal, where he lost to Dominic Thiem. Bet on our tennis prediction today: Busta vs Coric.
Tennis Prediction: Borna Coric