John Isner and Roberto Bautista Agut face each other today, March 30 at Grandstand in Hard Rock Stadium looking to progress in the 2021 Miami Open. Here, take a look at the match preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch this tennis game.
Isner will try to come up strong in his country, after defeating compatriot Mackenzie McDonald and Félix Auger-Aliassime to get into this round. His next challenge won't be easy, though.
Roberto Bautista Agut only played one game in the tournament so far, as he moved on directly to the third round via walkover due to Lloyd Harris' injury. The Spaniard has beaten Jan-Lennard Struff and now will face Isner aiming to advance in this sports competition.
John Isner vs Roberto Bautista Agut: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Time: 11 AM (ET)
Location: Grandstand, Hard Rock Stadium, Miami
John Isner vs Roberto Bautista Agut: Time by State in the US
ET: 11 AM
CT: 10 AM
MT: 9 AM
PT: 8 AM
John Isner vs Roberto Bautista Agut: Storylines
John Isner has a difficult task having to face the current No. 12 in the ATP ranking. The 35-year-old, however, has won this tournament not long ago, in 2018, defeating a young Alexander Zverev in the final. It may be hard for him to make such a deep run again, but this tournament seems to suit Isner.
On the other hand, Roberto Bautista Agut managed to beat Jan-Lennard Struff in the Round 3, in a game where he struggled at first but came back from losing the first set. The Spaniard expressed that the high temperature in Miami and a relative lack of rythm for moving directly to the third round via walkover affected him. Still, he finished the job and progressed to the Round of 16.
These two players have faced each other four times. Isner claimed the victory three times, while Agut grabbed the win once. The last time they met was two years ago in this same tournament, in a quarter-final clash in which the American got a hard-fought triumph by 7-6 (1) and 7-6 (5).
How to watch or live stream John Isner vs Roberto Bautista Agut in the US
The 2021 Miami Open Round of 16 game to be played between John Isner and Roberto Bautista Agut will be broadcasted in the US by ATP Tennis TV and ESPN.
John Isner vs Roberto Bautista Agut: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers have placed their bets ahead of this game. FanDuel has given odds of -186 to a victory of Roberto Bautista Agut, making him the favorite, while a John Isner triumph would result in a +152 payout.
|Roberto Bautista Agut||-186|
* Odds via FanDuel.