Italian Open 2023: Roberto Carballes Baena vs Dan Evans – Preview, Predictions, Head-to-head and Stats

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Spain’s Carballes Baena will take on 20th seed Dan Evans in the second round of the Italian Open

Carballes Baena is coming into this match following a 6-2, 6-3 victory in the first round against Hugo Dellien. The Spaniard is a veteran on the ATP tour but hasn’t got any noteworthy results so far this season. He is coming into this tournament following a second-round exit from the Madrid Open. He will certainly draw confidence from a comprehensive victory in the last round and aim to cause a major upset in the early stages of the event.

Roberto Carballes Baena
Roberto Carballes Baena

Dan Evans’ form coming into the match at Italian Open

Dan Evans has had an average year and is coming into the tournament following an early exit from the Madrid Open last week. The British star lacks consistency and hasn’t been able to do anything significant so far this season. His best performance of the year thus far came at the Barcelona Open last month, where he reached the semi-finals but lost to eventual champion Carlos Alcaraz.

Dan Evans
Dan Evans

Evans is seeded No.20 at this tournament and received a ‘Bye’ in the first round due to his superior ranking. He is obviously the more fancied player going into this encounter against Carballes Baena but there is certainly no room for complacency. It remains to be seen if Evans can live up to expectations and go deep into the tournament.

Details:

Date – Saturday, 13th May

Court Type – Clay outdoor surface

Telecast – Tennis Channel

Start Time – To be Announced

Location – Foro Italico

Match details – Round of 64 match

Head to head and Predictions

Carballes Baena and Evans have played each other once before on the ATP tour. The sole encounter was played earlier this year in Morocco with the Spaniard emerging victorious in three sets and thereby leads 1-0 on head to head. On paper, Evans is the favourite both in terms of form and rankings. However, one can certainly not rule out Carballes Baena and he is expected to put up a tough fight. Despite that, we are predicting a comfortable win for Dan Evans in straight sets.

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