Roberto Bautista Agut: Humidity was tough at ATP Cup and we needed matches

Roberto Bautista Agut lost a total of five games against Dusan Lajovic but afterward insisted he had to play very well in order to beat the Serb. 

Bautista Agut entered the match as the favorite and didn’t fail to deliver as he saw off Lajovic 6-1 6-4 at the ATP Cup.

Bautista Agut’s win over Lajovic clinched victory for Spain over Serbia as Pablo Carreno Busta beat Filip Krajinovic in the opening match of the tie. 

“I had to play very well,” Bautista Agut said in his on-court interview, per the ATP Cup website. “It was very intense. We had to play a lot of rallies because both of us made a lot of returns, so we had to play every point. I am very happy to have won the match in two sets today.”

Bautista Agut leads Spain to semifinal 

Bautist Agut admitted it took some time to adjust to the humidity but he was glad he managed to do so and to win all three of his group stage matches. 

“The humidity on the court was very tough and we needed some matches coming from Europe,” Bautista Agut added. “I am really happy I have won three matches and that Spain is in the semi-finals.”

On the other side, Carreno Busta was thrilled after beating Krajinovic 6-3 6-4. 

“It was the best match of the group,” Carreno Busta said in his on-court interview. “I am close to 100 per cent. Today I played very well, very aggressively, very solid. I feel very comfortable on court, so it is going well.

“I was very focused on trying to do my best. I know Filip is a great opponent. He is very aggressive on return, but I think I served well and I was very solid from the baseline and I dominated more than him, which was the key.”