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Bautista Agut beats Troicki in Sofia Open Final

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Top seed Roberto Bautista Agut completed a perfect week in Sofia winning his second title of the year, beating Serbian veteran Viktor Troicki in straight sets in the Final on Sunday, 6-3, 6-4.

The Spaniard hadn't dropped a set all week en route to the final, and that didn't change on Sunday as he continued his excellent start to 2016, following up his triumph in Auckland last month to collect his second trophy in as many months.

A delighted Bautista Agut shared after his win, "It is always special to win a title. I have to be happy about this start to the season, the way I play. I am enjoying to be on the court. I just can’t be happier."

Speaking about the match itself, the Spaniard said, “I used drop shots a lot today because he is a great defender and sometimes he stays very far from the baseline. I needed to find a way to break the rhythm and drop shots gave me a lot of points today. To beat Viktor you have to work a lot. He is a very tough opponent. He runs a lot, he makes you play a lot of balls, he defends really well. We played a lot of rallies today and I like that as a Spanish player."

Troicki was gracious in defeat, saying, "He was playing better – more offensive, more aggressive, took more risks. He also didn’t’ miss many balls. I felt like the better I played, the better he played. I had a long match yesterday. I needed to be 100 per cent fit to win. He started the season very well. He played great the last four tournaments. So I congratulate him. He deserved the win.

The Serb added, "It was still a good week for me. I reached the final again in four weeks. It is a great start to the season. I hope to keep it up with the good results. That is the only way to make it to the Top 10 which is my goal. I have to achieve it this year."

The all Dutch pairing of Wesley Koolhof and Matwe Middelkoop won the doubles title, saving two match points on their way to pipping Oswald and Shamasdin in a thrilling final, 5-7, 7-6 (9), [10-6].

Singles - Final

[1] R. Bautista Agut (ESP) d [2] V. Troicki (SRB) 63 64

Doubles - Final

[3] W. Koolhof (NED) / M. Middelkoop (NED) d P. Oswald (AUT) / A. Shamasdin (CAN) 57 76(9) 10-6