Bautista Agut shocks Djokovic to reach Miami Open quarters
MIAMI: Roberto Bautista Agut shocked world no 1 Novak Djokovic at Miami Open in dramatic fashion on Tuesday Bautista defeated him by 6-1,5-7 and 6-3 to book a place in the quarter-finals.
And the top seeds kept falling as women’s world number two Petra Kvitova slumped to a surprise 7-6 (8/6), 3-6, 6-2 defeat to Australian Ashleigh Barty.
Bautista Agut, 30, may have beaten Djokovic on the way to winning the title in Doha earlier this year but 15-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic started like a train in this last 16 encounter before being amazingly reined back in.
After just 25 minutes, Djokovic was 5-0 ahead and on cruise control, Bautista Agut severely struggling to keep the Serbian at bay.