FAMOUS TENNIS PLAYER

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Roberto Bautista Agut

Bautista Agut has won nine ATP singles titles (9–7 in finals), the biggest being the 2018 Dubai Tennis Championships, an ATP 500 tournament. His biggest final to date was the 2016 Shanghai Masters, where he lost to Andy Murray. His best result at a major was at the 2019 Wimbledon Championships, where he reached the semifinals. Tennis career Juniors As a junior, Bautista Agut compiled a singles win/loss record of 41–13, reaching as high as No. 47 in junior world rankings in July 2006. 2009–2012: Pro tour highlights In 2009, Bautista Agut qualified for the ATP 500 tournament in Valencia, where he lost to Albert Montañés in the first round. He qualified for his first Grand Slam appearance in the 2012 Australian Open. He went on to lose in the first round to Ricardo Mello in straight sets. On 13 August 2012, Bautista Agut broke into the top 100 for the first time after strong performances in Challenger tournaments. He reached his first ATP-level quarterfinal at St. Petersburg later that year, losing to Fabio Fognini. 2013: First professional final At the 2013 Wimbledon Championships Bautista Agut at 2013 Valencia Open 500. His first tournament of 2013, in Chennai, saw him reach his first career ATP final. Bautista Agut defeated world No. 6, Tomáš Berdych, in the quarterfinals in three sets and faced world No. 9, Janko Tipsarević, in the final, to whom he lost after winning the first set. Bautista Agut then followed his maiden career final with his career best Grand Slam performance at the Australian Open. After defeating Fabio Fognini in a first round five-setter, he wasn't able to get the better of Jürgen Melzer in the following round. At Roland Garros, he created more history after a second-round performance meant that he had achieved a new career best performance, after failing to even qualify at the main event for three consecutive occasions. His tournament ended to local Jérémy Chardy. At the Topshelf Open, Bautista Agut went through to the quarterfinals, before losing to Xavier Malisse. At the Wimbledon, he went on to make another second-round appearance after defeating Russian qualifier Teymuraz Gabashvili in the first round. However, he was unable to cope with the challenge of taking on his childhood idol.

 

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