Bautista Agut ousts Cilic to reach his first Grand Slam quarterfinal

Bautista Agut ousts Cilic to reach his first Grand Slam quarterfinal

The Spaniard earned a 6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 victory, which was his third five-set win in Melbourne.

Roberto Bautista Agut broke Marin Cilic's serve in the ninth game of the last set and held on to beat the 2018 runner-up 6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 and reach the Australian Open quarterfinals.

The 22nd-seeded Bautista Agut set up match point with a forehand that nicked the side baseline, then clinched it when sixth-seeded Cilic hit a weak backhand that didn't reach the net.

Bautista Agut's win in 3 hours, 58 minutes advanced the Spanish player to a quarterfinal against either six-time champion Roger Federer or 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas.


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