first_imgAustralian Open 2019: Bautista Agut upsets Cilic to make Australian quarter-finalsAustralian Open: Last year’s runner-up Marin Cilic, seeded sixth at the season’s first Grand Slam, was knocked out by Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut after a five-set marathon on Sunday.advertisement Reuters January 20, 2019UPDATED: January 20, 2019 19:05 IST Last year’s runner-up Marin Cilic was ousted in the fourth round on Sunday (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSixth seed Marin Cilic lost a five-setter against Bautista Agut despite taking the first setBautista Agut captured the decisive break in the ninth game of the final set before serving out stronglyBautista Agut will face the winner of the ongoing 4th round match between Federer and TsitsipasRoberto Bautista Agut held firm in a tense five-set duel to knock sixth seed Marin Cilic out of the Australian Open and book his maiden Grand Slam quarter-final on Sunday.The 22nd-seeded Spaniard captured the decisive break in the ninth game of the final set before serving out strongly to claim a 6-7(6) 6-3 6-2 4-6 6-4 win at Margaret Court Arena.Bautista Agut, who had lost the fourth-round match of a Grand Slam in each of his nine previous attempts, threw his arms up in the air and roared in triumph.Objective complete Congratulations @BautistaAgut #AusOpen #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 20, 2019It was Bautista Agut’s third five-set win this week at Melbourne Park, continuing a remarkable run that has also included victories over an injury-hobbled Andy Murray, Australian John Millman and 10th seed Karen Khachanov.”I’ve been playing very good tennis,” the 30-year-old said. “I did a great job this pre-season and it’s been a great month for me and for my tennis.”Finally On his 25th appearance, @BautistaAgut knocks out the 2018 #AusOpen runner-up Marin Cilic 6-7(6) 6-3 6-2 4-6 6-4 to advance to his very first Grand Slam quarterfinal. #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 20, 2019Bautista Agut will next face 20-year-old Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, who overcame defending champion Roger Federer in one of the biggest upsets of the tournament this year.”Now I want to recover well, to enjoy the win I had today. We will see on Tuesday,” he added.In a splendid start to the season, Bautista Agut claimed his ninth career title at the Qatar Open earlier this month, beating Stan Wawrinka, Novak Djokovic and Tomas Berdych in consecutive matches to lift the trophy.advertisementAlso Read | Sharapova snaps at journalists over questions on meldonium, crowd booingAlso Read | Australian Open: Nadal thrashes Berdych to reach quarters, Tiafoe beats Dimitrov on birthdayFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Roberto Bautista AgutFollow Marin CilicFollow Australian Open 2019 Nextlast_img