Bautista Agut won their only previous meeting. It was in Sofia in February of this year. He won on an indoor hard court in straight sets.
Troicki has played at a high level this week. He was underdog against Querrey and Verdasco.
Bautista Agut has slipped up in the opening set of his 1st 2 matches this week. . He hasn’t given many chances on his serve. I expect this to be very tight and 3 sets are likely.
The value is on Troicki. I think it is worth laying Bautista Agut at the start. I think there is a very good chance of Troicki taking at least a set in his current form.