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Bautista Agut claims Chennai Open

2017-01-08 15:38
Roberto Bautista Agut (Action Images)

Chennai - Number two seed Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain humbled Daniil Medvedev with a straight-sets victory on Sunday to take his first Chennai Open title, kicking off the new ATP season in style.

The world number 14 overcame the unseeded Russian 6-3, 6-4 in the one hour and 13-minute final in the southern Indian city of Chennai.

Medvedev, 20, was broken in the fourth game of the first set as Bautista Agut set the pace with a 3-1 lead.

The six foot, six inch Medvedev served big but Bautista Agut was clinical as he wrapped up the first set in just over 33 minutes.

Medvedev made a spirited comeback in the second set to stay level at 4-4 but Bautista Agut broke through in the ninth game to edge ahead and seal the match.

Bautista Agut, who was playing his second Chennai Open final after going down to Janko Tipsarevic in 2013, had beaten Frenchman Benoit Paire in the semi-final on Saturday.


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