Valencia. Castellón’s tennis player, Roberto Bautista, became Spain’s definitive asset in the final group stage of the Davis Cup played in Valencia, where he did not lose any of the three matches he played and contributed with a brilliant performance in November. Obtaining the classification of the Spanish team for the final stage of Málaga, played in
Born on April 14, 1988 in the city of Benoch, Bautista visited Castellón Tennis Club for the first time at the age of 5 and from that moment the racquet became his faithful companion until he won the 2019 Davis Cup. A total of eleven ATP titles in the Hertogenbosch, Stuttgart, Auckland (2), Sofia, Chennai, Winston-Salem, Dubai, Doha (2) and Kitzbühel tournaments.
Bautista was the only member of the Sergi Bruguera-led side that was able to add a point for Spain against Serbia, Canada and South Korea in Valencia this weekend.
The competition will live on in the memory of the Castellón player, as was the 2019 edition, which was very special for him, as he left the concentration due to the death of his father and returned to play and win the first match. Final match in which Spain overtook Canada.
The player, who is currently ranked twenty-one in the ATP rankings, defeated Serbian Miomir Kekmanovic, Canadian Vasek Pospisil and South Korean Seong Chan Hong in Valencia after two very difficult first matches in which he reached two ‘tie breaks’. Kekmanovich already had three sets against Pospisil, although the difference in classification against the Asian player was noticeable and he had a comfortable victory in the clash in which he demonstrated his experience.
In keeping with the set goal of always giving everything on the court for homecoming, the tennis player achieved her best finish in the rankings in 2019, the year she also reached ninth place in the semi-finals of Wimbledon.
In addition, the tennis player explained during the week after each match that he was satisfied because he was able to show his best version and played good tennis in Valencia.
“I feel more comfortable playing Davis than I was years ago. I feel more experienced, I manage matches better, or so I try, sometimes they get complicated and your I have no choice but to get into the mud but I felt very comfortable and I was able to compete at my best level, which is not easy in this competition”, he said after the competition.
After this Davis Cup stage, Bautista will rest for two weeks and then begin preparations for the final in Malaga.