Bautista Agut vs. Dzumhur
|Date & Time||Saturday August 26, 2017, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
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Damir Dzumhur and Roberto Bautista Agut meet Saturday in the final of the 2017 Winston-Salem Open.
Damir Dzumhur is coming off a three sets win over Kyle Edmund that took 28 games to decide. In the victory, Dzumhur won 63 percent of his first serve points and 53 percent of his second serve points. Dzumhur showed great fight in his semifinals victory, as he lost the first set 1-6, and he won just 59 percent of his service points overall. Dzumhur knows he’ll have to play cleaner and more consistent tennis if he hopes to leave with the title. Overall, however, Dzumhur has found ways to win and managed to give himself five break chances in the third set to reach the biggest match of his career. Dzumhur hopes to win his first career ATP singles title. Dzumhur has won eight of his last nine matches on hard court.
Roberto Bautista Agut is coming off a straight sets win over Jan-Lennard Struff that took 18 games to decide. In the victory, Bautista Agut won 79 percent of his first serve points and 67 percent of his second serve points. Bautista Agut has yet to drop a set this tournament and is coming off a match in which he won 50 percent of his return points. Bautista Agut has played clean tennis all tournament long and has to love his chances to get the job done if he can stay in this form one more match. Bautista Agut hopes to win his second title of the season and his sixth title of his career. Bautista Agut is 3-6 in final appearances on hard court. Bautista Agut has won seven of his last nine matches on hard court.
This will be the first time these two meet on the tennis court.
Give Dzumhur credit for making it this far and fighting back time and time again, but he still has dips in game and that’s enough for a consistent player such as Bautista Agut to take advantage of. The hiccups in his serve won’t cut it here, and Bautista Agut has been lights out all season long on hard court.
This is a match Bautista Agut should win possibly in straight sets.