WINSTON-SALEM, August 26, 2017
Top seed Roberto Bautista Agut reached his second consecutive title match at the Winston-Salem Open, winning 6-2, 6-4 over Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany in Friday’s semi-finals.
The World No. 15 from Spain capitalized on four of his eight break point chances and especially took advantage of Struff’s second serve, winning 72 per cent of those points. The 27-year-old German was playing in his first semi-final since 2014 Metz.
“I’m so happy to be in the final again. Today I played a very good match. It’s been a great week for me,” told Bautista-Agut, who finished runner-up at Wake Forest University to Pablo Carreno-Busta last year.
Bautista-Agut will vie for his second title of the season after lifting the trophy in Chennai. The 29-year-old will take on first-time finalist Damir Dzmuhur of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The 25-year-old from Sarajevo rallied back from a set down to beat British qualifier Kyle Edmund 1-6, 7-5, 6-3 in one hour and 53 minutes.
Bautista-Agut and Dzumhur will meet for the first time.