Berrettini stuns Bautista Agut to win first career ATP title in Gstaad

by: AP | July 29, 2018

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Matteo Berrettini saved two set points in the first set before winning his maiden career ATP trophy. (Getty Images)

GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) — Matteo Berrettini of Italy beat Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6 (9), 6-4 to win the Swiss Open on Sunday.

Berrettini was playing in his first ATP final, wrapping up his fifth straight-sets win of the week in one hour and 45 minutes. He fought off two set points in a close-run first set and secured the only break of the match in the second to secure the win.

At 22, he's the youngest Italian finalist on the ATP Tour in 15 years.

Bautista Agut is making his way back from a hip injury he picked up during the Halle semifinals, which forced him to miss Wimbledon, and was chasing the ninth ATP title of his career and third this year.


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