Bautista Agut beats Rosol in Mercedes Cup final

The Associated Press
Bautista Agut beats Rosol in Mercedes Cup final
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Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut poses with the trophy in front of the tournament award, his new Mercedes GLA 45 AMG, after winning the final match of the Mercedes Cup ATP tennis tournament against Czech Republic's Lukas Rosol, in Stuttgart, Germany, Sunday July 13, 2014. (AP Photo/dpa,: Daniel Maurer)

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- Roberto Bautista Agut defeated Lukas Rosol 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 in the Mercedes Cup final on Sunday for his second career title.

Third-seeded Bautista Agut saved five of the six break points he faced and converted three of his six chances to win in 1 hour, 42 minutes.

World No. 48 Rosol fired 13 aces to Bautista Agut's two, but the Czech was unable to prevent the 23rd-ranked Spaniard from claiming his second title in as many months.

''Since the start of the season, I believed a lot in myself and my work,'' Bautista Agut told the ATP website. ''I've been playing really well, won a lot of matches and it was only a question of time before this happened.''

Bautista Agut, who defeated defending champion and top-seeded Fabio Fognini on Saturday, claimed his maiden victory at 's-Hertogenbosch last month.

Rosol, who knocked out second-seeded Mikhail Youzhny of Russia in his semifinal, was also bidding for his second title after winning at Bucharest last year.

''I was looking to find a good rhythm, but the serve was not working at all,'' Rosol said. ''I had to risk a lot with my shots. The level was not as good as the previous rounds and it's a pity because I felt really good this week.''