Valencia Open Sunday Tennis Results

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Valencia Open
Valencia, Spain


Singles – Final
J. Sousa (POR) d [7] R. Bautista Agut (ESP) 36 63 64

Doubles – Final
E. Butorac (USA) / S. Lipsky (USA) d [4] F. Lopez (ESP) / M. Mirnyi (BLR) 76(4) 63

– Joao Sousa defeated Roberto Bautista Agut to capture the Valencia Open title. The Portuguese secured his second ATP World Tour title (2013 Kuala Lumpur).
– Bautista Agut was going for a second title in as many weeks after losing in the Moscow final against Marin Cilic. He saved six match points in the semi-finals against Steve Johnson.
– Sousa improved to 1-3  in tour-level finals this season (runner-up in Geneva, Umag and St. Petersburg).
– Americans Eric Butorac and Scott Lipsky captured their second ATP World Tour team title over fourth seeds Feliciano Lopez and Max Mirnyi.
– The Americans did not drop a set en route to the title. They were playing their third final together, having won the Estoril title in 2009 (d. Lindstedt/Damm) and finished runners-up in August this year in Winston-Salem (l. to Inglot/Lindstedt).

“I’ve been based in Spain since I was 15 years old, so in a way I feel a bit at home here and it’s great to be able to win this title here and in front of my family who I had no idea was going to come; they drove 10 hours from Portugal to be here today. I’ve lost five finals before so going into this match I was prepared to give it all until the end and it paid off.”

Bautista Agut:
“I was playing very well, a set and 3-2, had a ball for 4-2 in the second. Unfortunately, my intensity went down and I was very tired in the third set. I know that I finished the last two matches very late, I also came from Moscow where I reached the final last week, it’s been a long season and obviously this has affected my performance today.”

“We’re excited for 2016. We talked a lot last night about some of our plans for the off season, some things we think we can improve on. I think we’re playing really good tennis and we’ve been getting a lot of wins. Maybe some slight adjustments, a couple of improvements and we can be one of the best teams next year.”

“It’s a great way for me to end the year. You don’t normally get to end the year with a victory and a title. So I’m happy about that.”

ATP World Tour
Valencia, SPAIN
Ciudad de las Artes y de la Ciencia
26 October – 1 November 2015
€537,050 (TFC €604,155)

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