Accor Arena (Paris)
Round of 64
On Tuesday, November 1st, No. 14 seed Pablo Carreno Busta will face Albert Ramos-Vinolas in an all-Spanish first round match at the 2022 Paris Masters.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Pablo Carreno Busta
Pablo Carreno Busta has three successive quarterfinal appearances but has yet to get further that level. He'd be dissatisfied with those results because he was supposed to advance farther in at least two of them, in Gijon and Napoli, but he lost to Arthur Rinderknech in the former and Miomir Kecmanovic in the latter.
The world number. 15 had previously won his first ATP 1000 championship in Canada, which remains his lone victory of 2022 from two finals. The other competition in which he reached the finals this year was the Barcelona Open, when he was defeated by Carlos Alcaraz.
Carreno Busta will compete in the Paris Masters for the seventh time. The 31-year-old has a 5-6 record, with his best performance coming in 2020, when he reached the tournament's semifinals.
This season, the Spaniard is 35-23 overall, but 3-3 on indoor courts. Although it hasn't been the most prolific surface for the seven-time tour-level champion, it has produced two of his 12 finals, with him winning the Kremlin Cup in 2016 and becoming runner-up in Moselle last year.
He's 4-4 in his previous eight matches and will be hoping to tighten up his game in the opener on Monday.
Albert Ramos-Vinolas does not enjoy playing on indoor hard courts, as seen by his 22-39 career record on the surface.
The world number 40 is 1-3 on the surface this year, with his lone victory coming this week in Basel against Lorenzo Musetti.
Ramos-Vinolas, a clay court specialist, won his solitary championship of the season in Cordoba and ended 24-18 on clay, but has struggled since breaking out of his comfort zone. A season record of 5-9 on hard courts attests to this.
For the sixth time, Ramos-Vinolas will compete in the Paris Masters. He has reached the second round three times and was eliminated in the first round in the last two occasions.
The 34-year-finest old's ATP 1000 achievement was a runner-up finish in Monte-Carlo in 2017, and the four-time tour-level champion has only reached one more Masters quarterfinal.
Expert Betting Tips
Carreno Busta is the favorite in this game, because to Ramos-Vinolas' struggles on indoor hard courts. Expect the latter to easily win.
- Total Over 21.5 for 1.93
- Handiсap Lorenzo Musetti (-4.5) for 2.025
- Handiсap Nikoloz Basilashvili (+1.5) Sets for 1.992