/Tennis: Bautista Agut upsets Cilic to make Australian Open quarter-finals

Tennis: Bautista Agut upsets Cilic to make Australian Open quarter-finals


Tennis – Australian Open – Fourth Round – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 20, 2019. Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut in action during the match against Croatia’s Marin Cilic. REUTERS/Aly Song

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Roberto Bautista Agut held firm in a tense five-set duel to knock sixth seed Marin Cilic out of the Australian Open and book his maiden Grand Slam quarter-final on Sunday.

The 22nd-seeded Spaniard captured the decisive break in the ninth game of the final set before serving out strongly to claim a 6-7(6) 6-3 6-2 4-6 6-4 win at Margaret Court Arena.

Bautista Agut, who knocked an injured Andy Murray out of the first round, threw his arms up in the air and roared in triumph.

The 30-year-old will face the winner of the match between Roger Federer and Stefanos Tsitsipas for a place in the semi-finals.

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