By Chris Oddo | Sunday January 8, 2016
Roberto Bautista Agut claimed his 5th career title by defeating Daniil Medvedev in the Chennai final.
Photo Source: Aircel Chennai Open
Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut had to battle back from a set and a break down in the quarterfinals of the Chennai Open while facing Mikhail Youzhny.
The Spaniard dropped only eight of 49 service points.
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He cruised from that point forward, winning his last six sets of the tournament in impressive fashion.
The World No.14 took out #NextGen star Daniil Medvedev, 6-3, 6-4, to claim his 5th ATP title. Bautista Agut did not face a break point and converted one break of his own per set to knock off his Russian foe in 74 minutes.
He broke for 3-1 in set one and for 5-4 in the second set.
Bautista Agut also won a title before the Australian Open last year. He took the Auckland title before reaching the round of 16 in Melbourne. “There are a lot of tournaments and a lot of points coming up, but I’m happy with the start to win the first week of the year,” he said.
Medvedev was playing in his first career final. The 20-year-old is projected to rise inside the Top 70 in Monday’s ATP rankings as a result of the effort. He entered the tournament at No.99.
“He was more consistent than me today,” said Medvedev. “He played amazing tennis. I couldn’t do much about it. I tried my best but he was the better player today.”
Bopanna and Nedunchezhiyan wins all-Indian Doubles Final
It was the first all-Indian Doubles final in Chennai in 22 years and Rohan Bopanna and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan topped Indian countrymen Purav Raja and Divij Sharan 6-3, 6-4, to become the first all-Indian duo to win in Chennai in five years.
Bopanna and Nedunchezhiyan saved 3 MPs in a match tiebreak to defeat James Cerretani and Philipp Oswald 62 36 12-10 in QF
The 36-year-old Bopanna has now won 15 doubles titles, while Nedunchezhiyan wins his maiden ATP title.