They have played just once before and it was Robredo won won. That was in August 2013 at the US Open and he won in 4 sets.
Evans has little experience on clay. His over all results this year are better than Robredo’s but on clay there isn’t too much between them. Evans reached the third round in Barcelona beating Monteiro and Mischa Zverev.
Robredo just can’t be relied on this year. It is a little sad to see someone with his pedigree having so many problems with his game. He didn’t play the French Open last season but reached the 2nd round in 2015.
Anything can happen here and we could see quite a few breaks of serve. Lay Robredo if he breaks. Evans really should take a set at the very least.