Today’s tennis prediction for Kei Nishikori vs Pablo Carreno-Busta
Kei Nishikori will play against Pablo Carreno-Busta in the 1st round of the Australian Open and we got Today’s tennis prediction for the match. The game is on Monday, 8 February, and will not start before 00:30 UK.
Kei Nishikori world number 41 played only one match in Australia. It was for his country Japan in the ATP Cup. He faced Daniil Medvedev and the Russian won easily in straight sets 2-6, 4-6. This was the first official game for Nishikori since French Open which was played in September last year. In Paris, Kei beat Daniel Evans in the 1st round but lost in the second from Stefano Travaglia after 5 sets.
Pablo Carreno-Busta world number 16 played also in the ATP Cup in Australia for his country Spain. He won his first match against John Millman 6-2, 6-4. His second was again Michail Pervolarakis and again Carreno-Busta won in straight sets 6-3, 6-4. However, in the semifinal even as favorite the Spanish lost against Fabio Fognini after 3 sets, and his country was eliminated from Italy in the ATP Cup. This was the first tournament of Pablo since the Masters in Paris where he reached the ¼ finals. However, he was stopped there by his countryman Rafael Nadal 6-4, 5-7, 1-6.
Carreno-Busta is the favorite in the upcoming match from the Australian Grand Slam. The two tennis players played only once and it was exactly at the Australian Open in 2019. The Japanese won the epic clash after 5 sets and a tiebreak in the last one. However, now the Spanish is the better player and I think that Pablo will win. Today’s tennis prediction: Carreno-Busta to win