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Tsitsipas wins Mallorca final, edges Bautista Agut to lift first title on grass

Stefanos Tsitsipas lifted the trophy on Saturday against Roberto Bautista Agut

Stefanos Tsitsipas Stefanos Tsitsipas in Stuttgart in 2022 (Imago/Panoramic)

Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, the second seed, edged out Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut, the No 5 seed, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (2) to lift the Mallorca Open trophy at Mallorca Country Club on Saturday.

He maintained his 100 percent record over his Spanish opponent – and also began a new impeccable record, winning his first-ever final on a grass court.

In the previous rounds, Tsitsipas, ranked No 6, beat Belarusian Ilya Ivashka (6-4, 6-4), American Marcos Giron (7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-3) and Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi (6-4, 6-4).

Bautista Agut, ranked No 20, defeated Japanese qualifier Taro Daniel (6-4, 7-6 (4)), Australian Nick Kyrgios (W/O), Russian Daniil Medvedev, the top seed (6-3, 6-2) and Swiss qualifier Antoine Bellier (7-6 (5), 6-2) earlier in the tournament.

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