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STUTTGART, Germany – Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut claimed a second title in four weeks when he defeated Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 in the Stuttgart final.
Bautista Agut improved to 11-1 since mid-June with the win, having also captured his maiden tour-level crown at 's-Hertogenbosch on the eve of Wimbledon.
World number 23 Bautista Agut will break into the top 20 for the first time when the new rankings are released on Monday.
“Since the start of the season, I believed a lot in myself and my work,” Bautista Agut told ATPWorldTour.com.
“I've been playing really well, won a lot of matches and it was only a question of time before this happened.”
His only recent blip was a third round loss at Wimbledon although in his defence, it was against 2013 champion Andy Murray.
“It's really difficult to win a tournament on grass and then go to Wimbledon and win a couple matches there and then with only a few practices on clay, come here and win the title. It's really amazing.” – Sapa-AFP