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Astana Open: Bautista Agut reaches quarters
Roberto Bautista Agut beat Pavel Kotov 6-1, 7-6 (5) on Wednesday and will play the winner of the match between Finn Emil Ruusuvuori and Russian Daniil Medvedev, the second seed, in the next round
Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut advanced to the quarter-finals of the Astana Open by defeating Russian lucky loser Pavel Kotov 6-1, 7-6 (5) at the Daulet National Tennis Center in Nur-Sultan on Wednesday.
Bautista Agut, ranked No 21, maintained the form he showed in beating Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime in the previous round.
He will face the winner of the match between second seed Daniil Medvedev and Finn Emil Ruusuvuori.
Kotov, ranked No 103, won against Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (6-4, 6-4) in the previous round.
Nur-Sultan ATP 500, other second-round results (Daulet National Tennis Center, USD 1.900.000, most recent results first):
- Emil Ruusuvuori vs. Daniil Medvedev
- Marin Čilić vs. Karen Khachanov
- Alexander Bublik vs. Hubert Hurkacz
- Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. Luca Nardi
- David Goffin vs. Adrian Mannarino: wednesday
- Andrey Rublev (5) beat Zhizhen Zhang (Q): 6-3, 6-2