Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut says he is feeling good, heading into the Australian Open Grand Slam tournament in Melbourne while speaking to the tournament website. The Spaniard was unbeaten in the ATP Cup tournament as he helped Spain reach the final of the new tournament.
This came after the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid where he helped Spain win the title, inspite of his father's death in the middle of the event. Agut, who reached the quarter-finals in Melbourne last year, says, "It is good to play a lot of matches at beginning of the year.
I’ve already played six matches on the court, got some good rhythm on the court. I think managing the emotions is one of the big challenges on a tennis court in a tough situation, how to manage your mind. I try to focus on those things, and the work I’ve done with my psychologist has helped me a lot with that”.
The Spaniard says that playing tennis has been a way of helping him deal with the loss of his father. “For me and every player, parents make a lot of effort to try to get their kid to play tennis. They work a lot, invest a lot of money and time, bringing us to practice and to tournaments.
I have to keep living my life and doing what I like to do. They will continue to support me wherever they are and they will be proud of me”. He has a tough first round match against fellow Spaniard, Feliciano Lopez at the Australian Open.