The Spaniard won 6-3 3-6 10-7 in the opening match of the tournament at the Steffi Graff Stadium.
The Bett1 Aces is a grass exhibition event featuring ATP and WTA players and played in front of a limited number of fans.
ATP Rome
Rain halts Tsitsipas charge as he leads Djokovic overnight
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Highlights: Roberto Bautista Agut beats Jan-Lennard Struff in Berlin

After dropping serve in the opening game, Bautista Agut battled back to take the first set against Struff.
The German took the second set with a break in the sixth game, but Bautista Agut edged the match tiebreak to win the contest.

'Brilliant' - Roberto Bautista Agut produces sublime winner in Berlin

Julia Goerges retired from her match against Anastasija Sevastova due to injury, trailing 6-4 4-3.
Former world No 2 Tommy Haas plays Jannik Sinner on Monday while Petra Kvitova faces Andrea Petkovic from around 5pm.
Tennis
Heavy rain stops play in Rome with Tsitsipas leading Djokovic
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WTA Rome
Arm injury forces Barty out of Italian Open
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