Former Dubai Open Champion Roberto Bautista Agut is upbeat about winning the Dubai Open title for a second time. He won the title in 2018 when he took out Frenchman Lucas Pouille and has been playing incredibly well since.
He broke into the Top-10 of the ATP Rankings and also reached the semi-finals of Wimbledon last year. “Wimbledon was maybe the best tournament I played in my life. I think it was a great experience. I think I learnt a lot from it.
I hope I can do the same results in the next years,” Bautista Agut told media. “The fact is I like Dubai. I like the conditions here. I think it’s great for my game and great for my tennis. This is one of my favourite tournaments in the year where I feel well even though sometimes the results are a little bit off”.
It has been an emotional roller coaster ride for the Spaniard, who has lost both his parents and married his teenage friend Ana Bodi Tortosa. “What I can say is what I have passed has been very difficult for me. I won’t say anything in particular to another person or another player having the same situation.
I cannot say anything. Everyone has to think on what he’s doing. In my case, the tennis helped me a lot to escape everything at home, while trying to keep my mind on my job,” Bautista Agut said. “The travel also was good for me and for my mind.
As I worked a lot during all my life to be where I am, I didn’t want to stop the development, to stop my tennis career. I think that’s why I have kept fighting hard,” he added. “I am married to a great girl.
She’s helping me a lot. She did also help a lot in the past. We are good together. We try to help each other in our lives”.