Roberto Bautista Agut aims deep Mallorca run

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Roberto Bautista Agut aims deep Mallorca run

World No. 10 Roberto Bautista Agut was happy with the way he kicked off his campaign in Mallorca. Bautista Agut, seeded at No. 3, had a first round bye at the tournament. On Wednesday, Bautista Agut kicked off his campaign and claimed a straight-set 6-3 7-5 win over Italian Stefano Travaglia.

Bautista Agut claimed one break of serve in each set and dropped no service games to claim a straight-set win. “It’s nice to start the tournament playing a good match. I was very focussed and I really wanted to play here in Mallorca,” Bautista Agut said in an on-court interview.

“I’m happy that I could pass this first match playing great tennis. “It’s nice to play in Spain and it’s nice to play with a lot of crowd. Hopefully I can play many more matches here because I really enjoyed tonight”.

Bautista Agut, Pablo Carreno Busta earn wins in Mallorca

World No. 13 Carreno Busta also earned a win on the grass courts of Mallorca on Wednesday as he beat Jiri Vesely 6-4 6-4. Carreno Busta also earned one break of serve in each set and dropped no service games.

“I played against him in Australia this year and I won in four sets. Today I didn’t lose a set, but of course it was a tough match,” Carreno Busta said. “I was very focussed on my serves and trying to return as much as possible.

[I am] happy because for me it’s very important to start the grass season with a victory”. Elsewhere, Alex de Minaur beat Liam Broady 6-3 6-4 to progress into next stage in Eastbourne. “It was very intense,” said De Minaur.

“A very tough match at a high level, against a tricky opponent, who has been playing great. It’s a part of the year that I love. I enjoy the grass-court swing and I want to make every match count”.