“It is good to start the tournament with a good game. “I was very focused and I really wanted to play here in Mallorca,” Bautista Agut said in an interview on the field. “I’m glad I got through this first match with great tennis.
“It is good to play in Spain and it is good to play with a lot of fans. I hope I can play more matches here because I really enjoyed tonight.”
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Bautista Agut handled his big opponent’s serve, passing 13 aces from Trafalia as he created six break opportunities. He converted once per set to take the win in 1 hour 26 minutes. The third seed will encounter the next Sam Querrey, who received a fee from Ugo Humbert After the French withdrew due to abdominal pain
Joining Bautista Agut in the quarter-finals is another Spanish player, who is the fourth seed Pablo Carreno Posta. along with Feliciano Lopezwho served with Historic victory Yesterday, three Spanish players reached the quarter-finals of the inaugural edition of the tournament.
Carreno Busta advanced with a 6-4, 6-4 victory Jerry Wesley earlier in the day. The fourth seed kept his cool as his opponent fired nine aces and two breaks en route to victory.
“I played against him in Australia this year and won in four sets. Today I didn’t lose a set, but of course it was a tough match,” Carreno Busta said. [I am] Glad that for me it is very important to start the turf season with a victory.”
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