Albert Ramos-Vinolas – Pablo Andujar
Let’s just clear the h2h stats between these 2 straight away; Andujar holds a very fine 6-1 lead over his fellow countryman, but I’m still trying my luck with the outsider today.
Turn the clock back one year and Andujar stood is this final against Starace who at that time had a brillant 5-0 h2h lead over Andujar. It ended up with Andujar hammering the Italian.
So why shouldn’t Ramos-Vinolas be able to do the same? He has played such a fine tournament and has yet to lose a set after playing 4 matches.
Dominika Cibulkova – Sara Errani
Cibulkova leads 4-1 in their 5 recent meetings, but Errani looks in fantastic shape at the moment and should be considered a very dangerous opponent to all on clay just now.
She has played 4 matches in Barcelona this week and has yet to lose a set. Her very first set this week was decided by tie break, but the following 7 sets she hasn’t even come close to losing.
She recently won the clay court title in Acapulco, which means she’s on a 9 match winning streak on clay, losing only 1 set on the way!