They had never met directly and Kamil Majchrzak already knows him well. Roberto Baustista, after his hard fall in Indian Wells against Carlos Alcaraz, clears doubts and he is already in the third round of the Miami Masters 1,0000, where he will face Jenson Brooksby or Nikoloz Basilashvili. Double 6-3 in 1h13 to certify that, despite suffering the gale of the Murcian prodigy, he is in a good moment. The man from Castellón, 17th in the world, took courage and reading to make good predictions against the Polish tennis player, 75th, who had his attempt at rebellionand resumes the path of victory, the one that, in 2022, has given him his tenth ATP title in Doha.
Impressive and important triumph. Above all, on a track in Florida where Bautista feels comfortable, as evidenced by his 2021 semifinals, where he fell to the Italian Jannik Sinner. Ideal for tennis players who are experts in temporizing, the Spaniard has already accumulated a good number of unforgettable victories in the tournament, like the one in 2019 against Novak Djokovic, coming back and after a suspension due to rain. A backpack that, more than weighing, pushes. In the first set, Bautista showed it and waited for the right moment to accelerate: the seventh game. There came the first of his four duel breaks. The second, to certify the partial. The final sleeve, for its part, another exercise in experience, although different. Majchrzak, who could only save a ball from break, raised his hand with a 0-2 start. Intimidating, but not enough against Daniel Gimeno’s pupil, who accelerated in his turns of serve (he only gave up that one) until the final victory.
Threatening to the rest and very safe in his services, in this way, Bautista wants to make a splash in the second Masters 1,000 of the season, where, his results ratify him, he can aim high. It is the tournament in this category in which he has accumulated the most victories in his history, with 14 in total. 71% of points won on the second Polish serve or 74% on the first own serve as a warning for the rest of the painting, in which it is also maintained Pablo Carreño on his feet, with his first victory in four years in the tournament, against David Goffin.
Results of the Miami Masters 1,000.