The player from Castellón Roberto Bautista sealed his ticket to the grand final of the Austrian ATP 250 tournament in Kitzbuhel by beating Albert Ramos in two sets (6-3, 7-6).
Roberto Bautista says present at the Kitzbuhel final. The 34-year-old player put his good work to good use throughout the week in the Austrian city to sneak into a new final in 2022, and the first since the Mallorca tournament last June where he fell to the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas in three sets.
Bautista to the final in Kitzbuhel
The two Spaniards met in the penultimate round of the tournament with a single destination, looking for the final in Kitzbuhel. Both players arrived here with a 3-1 balance in favor of Albert Ramos. Things started in the best way for the player from Castellón, by taking the first set 6-3 thanks to a single break achieved in the middle of the first set. Rober’s greatest decision and daring were decisive in the future of a first sleeve where the experience of the Castellón player prevailed over the solidity of the Catalan tennis player.
Bautista continued his good form early in the second set, and quickly He got a break that certified his dominance in the match against an erratic Albert Ramos. The Catalan player could not assert his left hand against the good work of a Bautista who achieved a new break that seemed to be decisive in his interests ahead of the final victory. However, the nerves appeared at the time of closing the duel. Bautista could not consolidate the two breaks, and that gave life to an Albert who clung to his solidity to go from 2-5 to 6-6 that sent the duel to sudden death. Finally, Roberto was able to close the match in the tiebreaker of the second set, although he did it with much more suffering than expected at first and even more seeing the advantage he came with.
New final for a Roberto Bautista who continues to confirm that despite his 34 years he still feels competitive on the circuit by beating Ramos at the ATP 250 in Kitzbuhel.