Spanish tennis player Roberto Bautista Agut, who had just lost to Grigor Dimitrov in Cincinnati, overcame notably Australian Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 after 1h48m of play in the first round of the US Open. Now, he will face the Finn Emil Ruusuvuori.
Roberto Bautista Agut came to New York after saying goodbye quickly in the Masters 1000 de Cincinnati in the first round. From Wimbledon, the Spanish has not managed to display that tennis with much forcefulness that he had shown in the first half of the season. Behind the Grand Slam British, where he fell to Denis Shapovalov in straight sets, the world ranking number 21 said goodbye early in the ATP from Gstaad and Kitzbuhel. However, in Toronto did a great tournament, he was left with a tough game over Diego Schwartzman and then he could not before Reilly Opelka.
Nick kyrgios has played very few tournaments during the year, with complications to get out of Australia. Likewise, the Australian usually dodges the brick dust tour, which does not go down very well. The Bad Boy has fallen in Wimbledon by withdrawal before Felix Auger Aliassime in the third round, he left in the second round of the ATP from Atlanta and in Washington and Toronto could not play his best tennis and said goodbye in the first rounds against the Americans Mackenzie McDonald and Reilly Opelka, respectively.
Acute Baptist crushes Kyrgios
After a complicated start where he knew how to escape from a break point, Roberto Bautista Agut he handled the first set at his own pace and imposed his conditions. After four games without shocks, the Spanish pressured the Australian with the return in the sixth game and in the only chance, broke serve to lead the score. Next, he confirmed to put distances on the scoreboard. After, Nick kyrgios held and tried to put pressure, but Bautista held on tight and sealed the set for 6-3 in 41 minutes.
Again, in the second set everything was even, until in the fifth game Bautista Agut generated spaces and attacked decisively to break serve of Kyrgios. With that advantage, the Spaniard knew how to play his serve games to support it and, without giving any chance of break, close the second sleeve by 6-4 in 39 minutes.
Finally, in the third set Roberto Bautista Agut He was totally superior to the oceanic one, who was not interested in fighting the match. The Spanish went bankrupt three times and sealed a formidable performance by 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 in 1h48m of play.
The Spanish will collide with the Finn Emil Ruusuvuori for the second round of the US Open.