Roberto Bautista Agut adjusted well to his role as Spain’s temporary No. 1 singles player on Tuesday, as he clinched Spain’s first victory at the 2021 ATP Cup with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 comeback victory against Alex de Minaur.
The World No. 13 was originally scheduled to face John Millman in the No. 2 singles match, but was promoted to the No. 1 singles position when Rafael Nadal announced he would miss the tie due to a stiff lower back. Following Pablo Carreno Busta’s 6-2, 6-4 win against Millman, Bautista Agut created 17 break points and broke De Minaur on five occasions to move Spain to 1-0 in Group B after two hours and 21 minutes.
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