Tennis star Roberto Bautista Agut helps Spain win Davis Cup following father’s death
Bautista Agut left a surprise return to the’World Cup of Olympic’ following his father passed away earlier in the week, but following the 31-year-old received a spine-tingling ovation because he stepped on the court to undertake Canadian no. 2 Auger Aliassime, the Spaniard secured a 7-6 6-3 victory to give Spain a 1-0 lead.
“I want to give everybody my thanks for the numerous displays of respect and care after the loss of my dad,” Bautista Agut tweeted ahead of his return to perform Sunday.
“I feel really loved and supported by my teammates, friends, fans and family. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
Before leaping into the stands to adopt teammates following the win bautista Agut pumped his fist.
“It was an remarkable feeling on the court now,” he said. “I was hoping to do this. I had the opportunity to play now because all the team and all the players and the remainder of the team did an incredible effort because the first moment.”
Needless to say, Rafael Nadal still played his part because the world No. 1 overcame Denis Shapovalov 6-3 7-6 to give Spain an unassailable 2-0 lead.
After clinching victory for Spain nadal, who’s had a huge 2019 — with won the French and US Opens — adopted his new Bautista Agut.
“An incredible week, a lot of things we moved through. The father of Roberto passed … a lot of things happened,” Nadal said following the win.
“I couldn’t be happier. It has been a memorable moment , in this incredible stadium… our team spirit prevails,” Nadal lasted.
Bautista Agut and Rafael Nadal proved decisive on Sunday and in Spain’s victory.
Spain captain Sergi Brugera??explained Nadal as”out of the world” but paid particular tribute to Bautista Agut.
“When you have this instant it is hard to explain with words — so many emotions, so many emotions you haven’t ever believed,” Brugera informed Eurosport.
“Unbelievable. Envision Roberto yesterday was at the funeral of his father, he is here giving everything the mindset, the spirit, providing every thing for his team.”
The Davis Cup began because of contest between USA and Great Britain in 1900. However, it has since expanded to be the world’s biggest annual global team competition in sport, even with countries.
It culminated using a round-robin group stage followed by knockout rounds to pick the champion, into an competition this season.
And 2019 was the year of Spain . Because its victory in 2000, it has won the contest times.