Bautista Agut: "It's never easy to play against a player you never saw play"



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Bautista Agut: "It's never easy to play against a player you never saw play"

Roberto Bautista Agut is helping his Spain in the first edition of the ATP Cup in Perth. The World No.10 defeated Franco Roncadelli of Team Uruguay 6-1 6-2 in the first singles match of the Group B. "It was a good match," said Bautista Agut.

"I think it's never easy to play against a player you never saw play. And it was a good win again and it's good to start the season playing some matches." On the next tie against Japan, he added: "It's going to be much tougher.

They are very good players, they have shown some good tennis on the court in the first two ties, and it's going to be a tough tie because we need to win if we want to be the first in the group." Bautista also revealed his main goals: "The most important thing in my tennis career is that I’ve taken it little by little, but always being the best player.

From 10 years ago to now, I’m a completely different player, and that’s the most important thing. Doing a good job with the team, being well advised and staying excited about training. The improvements don’t come from one day to the next, they take a lot of hard work, but the most important thing in my career is that I’ve always been moving forward.

Last year, if I’d won the match against [Matteo] Berrettini in Shanghai, I would possibly have been at the Nitto ATP Finals. I was on the verge... It will be a goal until I retire. My goal at the start of the season is to try and always reach 2,000 points, and from there see how the year goes.

In 2020 it will be the same, but without being obsessed about results. I’m 31 and I’ve had a very good career, no matter what happens."