MADRID, 17 (EUROPA PRESS)
Bautista, who had more problems to overcome the debut last Tuesday, jumped decisively to the Lindner Family Tennis Center and soon got rewarded. The man from Castellón waited for the sixth game to break the service of the local player, who began to suffer with the aggressiveness of his opponent.
The Spaniard put the match on his face with the first assault and repeated the same strategy in the second, although this time he did not have to be so patient. At the first change, Giron delivered his serve and Bautista put the direct one to take the ticket to the round of 16 without further complications.
Without losing serve throughout the match, the 34-year-old closed out the match and hopes to meet his compatriot Rafael Nadal, who has yet to earn a place in the round of 16 in his debut in Cincinnati. The Mallorcan, second favorite in the competition, will debut against Croatian Borna Coric this morning.