Tennis | Bautista wins the Cup and looks at the New York bubble: “I'm going to go”

They had met on two occasions officially, both in 2019 (Zhuhai and Paris) with victories by Alex de Miñaur, and a few weeks ago they could hardly even start their match in the final of the Benitachell tournament, which was suspended due to rain. This time, on clay and although it doesn't count for being an exhibition, Roberto Bautista prevailed over the Australian (6-3 and 7-5). He did it in a special and ancient framework, that of the 95th edition of the Copa del Rey of the Recreational Tennis Club in Huelva, which won, among others, Rafa Nadal and Carlos Moyá.

“In principle, I will go to the Cincinnati tournaments and the US Open in New York,” said the champion on Andalucía TV before receiving the trophy., without thinking twice, when asked about his plans after meeting suspension of the tournament in Washington. “I hit a racket, with the bad luck that it was in the head. It was a very good final on this track in Huelva, with a good atmosphere, at home … better impossible”, he had expressed before adding: “I did not it's hard to get in shape, because I have stayed as long as I can. I like my job and I think I do it well. “

The Copa del Rey, which has been held in Huelva almost every year for 108 years, had an early amateur period, between 1912 and 1983, and since 1985 it was played in an exhibition format with ATP professionals, and lEmilio Sánchez Vicario, Albert Costa, Carlos Costa, Sergi Bruguera, Álex Corretja, Carlos Moyá, David Ferrer and Rafa Nadal himself won in 2005, among others. From 2016 to 2019 it was official as ITF Futures, but this year, due to the pandemic, it was not possible to play in that format and it was reduced to a homer with an audience that was a success. There was an audience, but with masks and sufficient social distance, after going through temperature measurement, hygiene with gels, etc … The Real Club Recreativo de Tenis was able to celebrate its 130th anniversary with two good days of tennis spectacle. Until next year.

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