Roberto Bautista Agut will compete at the Miami Open 2021 this week. Seeded seventh in Miami, he received a bye in the first round and will face Lloyd Harris in the second round clash. The Spaniard last played at the Dubai Open, where he lost to Jannik Sinner in the last 16.
In an interview with AS, Roberto Bautista Agut lavished praise on Roger Federer and spoke about how his return to tennis is important for the sport. The Swiss maestro made his return to tennis courts at the Qatar Open 2021 only a few weeks ago after being on the sidelines for 14 months. Federer suffered a knee injury, for which he underwent two operations and also skipped the Australian Open 2021.
Bautista Agut on the Big Three’s influence on tennis
Roberto Bautista Agut believes that the likes of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are global icons and it is very important to have them on the tour. The Spaniard wished that the Big Three would continue to play for a long time.
“There are a lot of expectations on him when he plays. It’s very good for tennis to have him back, and that he can compete as long as possible because Roger, Rafa and Novak make tennis more popular and important. They are global icons,” Bautista Agut said.
Speaking about his opponent in the second round at the Miami Open, Roberto Bautista Agut has been presented with a tricky challenge. Lloyd Harris is in the form of his life after he reached the finals of the Dubai Open last week, where he lost to Aslan Karatsev. The South African is brimming with confidence and is a tough opponent to play against, especially on hard courts.