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Bautista says goodbye to Australia after falling to Fritz in an agonizing battle

The Spaniard Roberto Bautista (15) fell in a tight match in the third round of the Australian Open against the American Taylor Fritz by 6-0, 3-6, 3-6, 6-4 and 6-3 , in a damn Kia Arena that was the scene of the setbacks in the final set of their compatriots Jaume Munar and Alejandro Davidovich.

Bautista could not fulfill his plan to dominate with his serve and his forehand, as well as avoiding the 'drive' from his opponent, after the American finished the match with 73 winners that contrasted with the 35 Spanish.

The castellonense arrived at the appointment with a resounding face to face very favorable after having prevailed in seven of the eight occasions in which they crossed paths previously.

He could not match his compatriot either Carlos Moyá, Rafael Nadal's current coach, with thirteen appearances in the round of 16 of slam competitions.

Bautista, who arrived at the match in top condition by equaling his most convincing victory of his career in 'major' in the previous round against the German Philip Kohlschreiber, reacted to an opening set that lasted 21 minutes by turning it around after reducing unforced errors.

Fritz, who reached the round of 16 of a Grand Slam for the first time, he found his forehand again to intimidate the Spaniard's serve and shield theirs until the final 6-3 that was closed with a double fault by Bautista.

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