Roberto Bautista Agut praises Nick Kyrgios after ATP Cup clash


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Roberto Bautista Agut praises Nick Kyrgios after ATP Cup clash

Spanish tennis star Roberto Bautista Agut showed his class after claiming a comfortable straight-set win over Nick Kyrgios at the ATP Cup as he praised the rising Australian star. Bautista Agut, ranked at No. 10, saw off home favorite six-time ATP champion Kyrgios 6-1 6-4 in the opening rubber of the ATP Cup semifinal tie between Spain and Australia.

Bautista Agut got off a fast start to the match, having broken Kyrgios twice in a row for a 5-0 first-set leading, before he served out for the opener in the seventh game. Bautista Agut claimed only one break in the second set but it was enough as he finished the match without a dropped serve.

"Nick is a great talent so to beat him in two sets means I did a great job. My game plan was trying to make him under pressure to play every point and to make him work the whole match,” Bautista Agut said, per the ATP Cup.

“Tennis is a tough job. We are used to coming to the court very tired and having to still play and give our best on the court and that's what Spain does every time."