Roberto Bautista lost to Italian Matteo Berrettini 6-3, 7-5, a result that dismissed Spain from the ATP Cup after falling within the semifinals within the first two singles held at the toilet Cain court. Luck didn’t accompany the Spanish team, who had real options to succeed in the ultimate after their three individual players (Rafael Nadal, Pablo Carreno, and Roberto Bautista) suffered physical ailments throughout the tournament.
Bautista, who had the chance to require the primary step towards a possible comeback, had difficulties find the rhythm of the match, prevented by a dominant Berrettini who offered the high level shown in his first two meetings against Austrian Dominic Thiem and therefore the Frenchman Gael Monfils. Bautista gave up his second service game within the first set, as a result of several unforced errors chained consecutively, which might be definitive thanks to the solidity of the athlete born in Rome together with his serve.
The second classified Spanish received medical attention for a few discomforts within the groin area after the conclusion of the primary round, but he jumped onto the track with renewed energy and with a willingness to force Berrettini to continue together with his best level to urge the ticket for the extent. The Italian, who maintained his consistency to the remainder with the guarantee of his function as a backup, ended up intimidating Bautista’s serve when the match was tied at five to sign the ultimate 7-5.
Berrettini’s victory sentenced the tie as a result of Carreno’s stumble against Fognini (6-2, 1-6 and 6-4) within the first game of the morning.The Italian team will face the Russian team within the final, who beat Germany within the other semifinals after, within the same way that their rival did, scoring the primary two points relative to the individual.