“Nick is a strong opponent, I’m always happy to play against him. It was a good match for me, the conditions were right, the fans were there,” said Bautista Agut after the game. “Now I hope to be able to play a few more matches here.”
Bautista Agut had the action against Kyrgios under control at all times, gave the 26-year-old only one break chance in the entire match – and he fended it off.
In the third set, the Australian’s resistance was finally broken, so that the 18th-placed Bautista Agut marched to success with six wins in a row.
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Medvedev, who is aiming for his first Grand Slam title in Flushing Meadows, had to fight back violent resistance from Gasquet at the beginning.
The 35-year-old gave the Russian an open exchange of blows, but had to pay tribute to the high effort as the match went on.
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In the third set, Medvedev made everything clear with 6: 1 and confidently brought the game home after just under two hours.
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“The result may look easy, but it was a tough match and I’m very happy that it didn’t last more than five hours,” said the second in the world after the encounter.
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