Jason Kubler reflects on dominant US Open win over Roberto Bautista Agut

Tennis: Kubler continues his rise as he saw off No. 19 seed Bautista Agut to clinch his maiden Grand Slam win.

by Dzevad Mesic
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Jason Kubler reflects on dominant US Open win over Roberto Bautista Agut

Rising Australian star Jason Kubler was in great spirits after capturing the biggest win of his career on Monday at Flushing Meadows. The 25-year-old stunned No. 19 seed Roberto Bautista Agut in the US Open first round 6-3 6-3 6-4 to clinch his maiden Grand Slam win.

The Australian, who is set to clash against American Taylor Fritz in the second round, is featuring in the US Open main draw for the first time in his career. "It was unreal. It's the biggest win of my career," Kubler said post-match.

Though only 25 years old, Kubler has already had six knee surgeries. The Australian for a couple of years was playing only clay-court tournaments before he made a decision in the second half of last year's season to once again give a shot to other surfaces.

The experiment turned well as Kubler won a hard-court Challenger tournament in October. Tennis Australia then helped Kubler by handing him a wildcard for this year's Australian Open. Kubler, who started the season ranked at No.

342 in the world, is now enjoying his career-high ranking of No. 98. Kubler is now regularly featuring non-clay tournaments as he even qualified for his first Wimbledon this past July. "It's crazy to think just how far it's been in just under 12 months," Kubler added.

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