Busta beats Agut in 3 sets to win Winston-Salem Open
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta won his first ATP World Tour title Saturday, beating countryman Roberto Bautista Agut in three sets in the Winston-Salem Open final.
Busta, ranked 49th in the world, overcame dropping a first-set tiebreaker at the Wake Forest Tennis Center to upset 17th-ranked Agut 6-7 (8), 7-6 (1), 6-4 and win his first tour title in three final-round appearances, all coming in 2016.
Busta, 25, needed just over 2+ hours to become the sixth first-time winner on the ATP World Tour this season, and the first to do so in an American tournament.
Agut, 28, was trying to win his third tournament this season, becoming the fifth player on tour to win three or more titles, and the fifth of his career. He won earlier this year at Auckland, New Zealand, and Sofia, Bulgaria.