Tennis – Qatar Open 2019: Bautista Agut Defeats Berdych; Wins The Title
Roberto Bautista Agut topped off a magnificent beginning to 2019 with his ninth profession ATP title as he vanquished Tomas Berdych in the final of the Qatar Open.
A day in the wake of staggering world number one Novak Djokovic in three sets in the semi-finals, the Spaniard was compelled to go all the way again to overcome Berdych.
In spite of a blip in the second set, Bautista Agut discovered frame in the decider to guarantee a 6-4 3 6-3 achievement and win a title in January for a second progressive year.
Agut, having won the Auckland Open in 2018, will trust this achievement prompts more prominent fortune at the up and coming Australian Open than he delighted in a year ago, when he tumbled out in the first round.
He just required a sole break of serve in the opening set, which came in the seventh game on account of a fine mix of forehands.
Berdych managed to spare three break focuses to drive Bautista Agut to serve it out, yet he did as such without any issues previously his Czech adversary hit back in fantastic form.
A singing strike pursued by a volley champ offered Berdych a reprieve for a 3-1 lead and he wrapped up the set politeness of a rankling calculated forehand.
Nonetheless, as he had done in the primary set, Bautista Agut managed matters in the third and flooded into a 4-1 lead, with Berdych compelled to spare three break points to abstain from going 5-1 down.
A greatly tragic net string denied Berdych a break back and Bautista Agut benefited as much as possible from that let-off, serving out the match to love to guarantee he will make a beeline for Melbourne with certainty.
Roberto Bautista Agut beats Tomas Berdych 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to win Doha. For the fourth consecutive year, RBA wins a title in the first two weeks of a season.
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