Bautista Agut Takes Second ATP Title of the Season in Winston-Salem
Steen Kirby, Tennis Atlantic
Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut took his second title of 2017 with a 6-4 6-4 victory over Damir Dzumhur, where he twice took decisive leads in the match, only for Dzumhur to claw back from the dead and make each set competitive. The Spaniard is 39-15 on the season and has again matched his season high for ATP titles with 2 for the year, and there is still some tournaments left to go for him to get to #3.
Dzumhur, who won 20 matches at the tour level last year, is already at 18 match wins for the season (plus a solid challenger record). The 25 year old Bosnian is a rising competitor as he made his third final overall this season (first at the ATP level), Dzumhur is 12-3 over his last three tournaments. In Winston-Salem he defeated Denis Istomin, Gilles Simon, Horacio Zeballos, Hyeon Chung, and Kyle Edmund.
RBA defeated Dusan Lajovic, Marcos Baghdatis, Taylor Fritz, and J.L. Struff to reach the final . Rojer/Tecau beat Peralta/Zeballos in the doubles final.