Bautista: ‘I have known how to suffer, it gives a lot of confidence’

The Castellón Roberto Bautista He was proud to have reached the third round at Wimbledon again, after defeating the Serbian on Thursday Miomir kecmanovic in five sets (6-3, 6-3, 6-7 (3), 3-6 and 6-3), and considered that the suffering will give him “confidence” for the rest of the tournament.

“Mentally I have known how to suffer, it is a game that gives me a lot of confidence because it has been very hard. We have gone through many difficulties on the court, the game was interrupted, (but) it has been a beautiful experience that luckily has gone well”, Bautista said after the crash.

The match could not end the day before and was suspended when the Spanish led by two sets to one and 3-2 up in the fourth set.

Returning to the game today, Bautista acknowledged having been surprised by the Serbian’s good start: “Last night I had the game a little more faced, more on my side, (but) I played against a very good opponent, at a very high level.”

He considered that the first two rounds have been “very difficult”, so now he hopes to be able to rest to offer his best performances in the third round against the German. Dominik Koepfer.

With his victory, Bautista, who reached the semifinals the last time the tournament was played, in 2019, stands for the sixth time in his career in the third round of the London grass.

He attributed his good performance on this surface to his “flat shots” and his “ability to move well on the grass.”

“It is a tournament that motivates me, in which I like to compete, and luckily tomorrow I’m in the third round once more. Let’s see if I’m good at it,” he said.