The tennis player Roberto Bautista has given Spain the first point of the semifinals against Australia in the ATP Cup, the competition that is bringing together 24 countries in the Australian country, after beating Nick Kyrgios at the premiere of the round (6-1, 6-4).
In the Ken Rosewall Arena of Sydney Olympic Park, the Castellón, number 10 of the world, began as an exhalation in the duel of numbers two; not once did he have to face ‘break’ balls against during the first set, which soon got on track and pocketed in less than half an hour.
A setback of the ocean that stayed on the net and allowed Baptist to climb 5-0 to the marker, after breaking twice the service of the 29 of the ATP. Kyrgios stopped the bleeding in the sixth game, but Bautista gave no choice and closed the partial service.
The balance took hold of the first games of the second sleeve, until the Spaniard again broke the serve of his rival to put the 3-2, confirmed later in a service in which the Castellón had to defend himself from the only ball of breakage of the shock.
In the ninth game, Kyrgios survived two match balls, but the wound was already deadly; already with his serve, Bautista ended the contest in the first of his two opportunities to sign, in an hour and 21 minutes, his fifth victory in the ATP Cup.
Next, the number one in the world, Rafael Nadal, will face the Spanish-Uruguayan tennis player Álex De Miñaur, number 18 of the ATP ranking. The day will close with the doubles match.