At the start of 2014, who would have believed that Roberto Bautista Agut would be close to securing a Top 32 seeded spot at the US Open? Now, seven months later, the Spaniard has secured his second title in four weeks and is closer than ever to securing that spot in the upcoming Grand Slam tournament.
Agut needed three sets to get past Lukas Rosol at the final of the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, finishing the contest 6-3, 4-6, 6-2. The win handed him his second title after he won his maiden championship at the Topshelf Open in June.
“Since the start of the season, I believed a lot in myself and my work,” Bautista Agut told ATPWorldTour.com. “I’ve been playing really well, won a lot of matches and it was only a question of time before this happened.”
Agut’s success is made even bigger by the fact that he won two titles on two different surfaces in the span of four weeks. He is now 32-15 this season, which also surpasses his 26-win record from the entire 2013 season.
“It’s really difficult to win a tournament on grass and then go to Wimbledon and win a couple matches there and then with only a few practices on clay, come here and win the title. It’s really amazing.”
Agut is the final winner of the Mercedes Cup on clay, as the ATP 250 level event will transition to grass courts in 2015.