The first racket of Ukraine Oleksandr Dolgopolov poorly played on clay in Rome Masters.
Dolgopolov because of the low rating in Rome started in the qualification in the second round of the Kiev lost to Nicolas Almagro (5:7, 4:6), but in the status of lucky-loser still got into the main draw, replacing the first racket of Australia nick Kyrios.
An unexpected gift Dolgopolov tried to take advantage in the match with 20-th racket of the world Roberto Bautista-Agut. The only in-person meeting in October 2014, in two sets won by the Spaniard (4:6, 4:6).
In the first set tennis players have exchanged nine times successful games on her serve, while Dolgopolov has not allowed Bautista-Agut to make the decisive break. Ukrainian set-bole made a good serve, but his sharp forehand fell into the net.
In the second set to Dolgopolov quickly, it was over – Alexander three times lost his serve at the reception responded to the opponent only one break of serve.
Alexander Dolgopolov since the unexpected triumph in Buenos Aires in February this year in the main draw of ATP tournaments won only three wins.
Alexander Dolgopolov (Ukraine) – Roberto Bautista-Agut (Spain) – 4:6, 2:6
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