Dan Evans in the first round of the 2022 ATP Monte Carlo Masters, Monaco
Dan Evans in the first round of the 2022 ATP Monte Carlo Masters, Monaco | (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Tennis | ATP Marrakech 2024 | Evans aims for Marrakech revenge against Carballes Baena

By Tony Fairbairn

  • Dan Evans [3] v Roberto Carballes Baena
  • H2H: Carballes Baena leads 2-0
MARRAKECH, MOROCCO – Dan Evans is looking for revenge as he takes on Roberto Carballes Baena in a Marrakech rematch.

 

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H2H & Match Fundamentals

Dan Evans [3] v Roberto Carballes Baena   H2H: Carballes Baena leads 2-0     
ATP Marrakech 2024 Marrakech, Morocco
Clay (O) Prize Money: €10,165
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After failing to win back-to-back matches at Indian Wells and Miami, Dan Evans will be hoping his fortunes change on clay where he takes on Roberto Carballes Baena in a Marrakech rematch from last year.

 

Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2024)

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H2H: Dan Evans (WR 42) Roberto Carballes Baena (WR 64)
Tournament Previous Best Semi-Final (2023) Champion (2023)
1st Serve % 56 64.8
Service Games Won % 79.8 73.1
Break Points Saved % 59.4 55.7
2nd Serve Return Points Won % 51.7 49.6
Break Points Converted % 31.7 38.5

Evans will need to work on his break point efficiency over this clay court season if he wants to improve his results.

 

 

Playing styles and prediction

Just like Evans, Carballes Baena is yet to win back-to-back matches this season and even struggled to pick up any momentum on the South American clay. Now the Spaniard will aim to pick up some momentum as he looks to repeat his success over Evans from last year and defend his Marrakech title.

Evans will aim to improve his efficiency on break points as he looks for consistency on serve. Meanwhile Carballes Baena aims to use the angles to test Evans’ movement on clay with the Spaniard looking to extend the rallies. This is a very tough opening round match with both players in search of big confidence and a win for Evans could be a psychological boost heading into the next month.

Prediction: Carballes Baena in three sets.      

 

 

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