Garanti Koza Sofia Open Sunday Tennis Results

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Sofia Open Tennis News
Garanti Koza Sofia Open
Sofia, Bulgaria


Singles – Final
[1] R. Bautista Agut (ESP) d [2] V. Troicki (SRB) 63 64

Doubles – Final
[3] W. Koolhof (NED) / M. Middelkoop (NED) d P. Oswald (AUT) / A. Shamasdin (CAN) 57 76(9) 10-6 – saved 2 M.P.

•    Roberto Bautista Agut did not relinquish a set en route to his fourth ATP World Tour title.
•    The Spaniard claimed his second title of the season, having won in Auckland in early January, and now owns a 12-2 record.
•    Viktor Troicki, also appearing in his second final of the year, was bidding to claim his fourth title in his ninth final overall.
•    Third seeds Wesley Koolhof and Matwe Middelkoop saved two match points to win their first ATP World Tour doubles titles.
•    The Dutch duo rallied from a set down on three occasions during the week, overcoming a total five match points.


Bautista Agut: “It is always special to win a title. I have to be happy about this start to the season, the way I play. I am enjoying to be on the court. I just can’t be happier.

“I used drop shots a lot today because he is a great defender and sometimes he stays very far from the baseline. I needed to find a way to break the rhythm and drop shots gave me a lot of points today. To beat Viktor you have to work a lot. He is a very tough opponent. He runs a lot, he makes you play a lot of balls, he defends really well. We played a lot of rallies today and I like that as a Spanish player.”

Troicki: “He was playing better – more offensive, more aggressive, took more risks. He also didn’t’ miss many balls. I felt like the better I played, the better he played. I had a long match yesterday. I needed to be 100 per cent fit to win. He started the season very well. He played great the last four tournaments. So I congratulate him. He deserved the win.

“It was still a good week for me. I reached the final again in four weeks. It is a great start to the season. I hope to keep it up with the good results. That is the only way to make it to the Top 10 which is my goal. I have to achieve it this year.”

Koolhof: “They played really well in the beginning. Then out of the blue we broke them and we started to return better and I think our returns made the difference in the end.”

Middelkoop: “I am not sure it is the best tactic but somehow it worked for us this week. We played really solid on all those match points. To win four Match tie-breaks in a row, at that level, is something special.

“Our hopes are for the bigger tournaments but we have to be realistic. We just came from Challengers, pretty much from Futures actually. To win a first ATP World Tour title is the first step to reach higher levels but higher levels mean tougher opponents, so we need new tactics to play against Top 30 guys.”

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