Winning start for the Champion

Bautista Agut joined Goffin to the quarterfinals in Sofia

The defending champion Roberto Bautista Agut recorded his fourth win in a row in Bulgaria. In his first match this year he defeated Cedrik-Marcel Stebe 7:6 (4), 6:4. The last match for the day lasted 95 minutes. The Spaniard came in Sofia with 9-1 match record and a title at Chennai.

He started in high level, made a break for 2:1 in the first set, but Stebe reacted great and levelled 3:3. Bautista Agut showed no nerves in the tie break, led 5:1 and won the set 7:4. He made an early break in the second and won the match.