Roberto Bautista he wants to continue making history. After reaching the Wimbledon semifinals for the first time to become the tenth Spanish tennis player to step on the final pitch in the All England Club, the Spaniard faces a test of maximum demand against Novak Djokovic, number 1 in the world and four times champion on London grass.
At 32, the Serbian pursues his sixteenth Grand Slam tournament. He does it full of morality after giving only one set in the current edition of Wimbledon, in the third round against the Polish Hubert Hurkacz, and overwhelm the quarters of Belgian David Goffin, who surpassed by 6-4, 6-0 and 6-2 . But Bautista, who at 31 years of age faces the semifinal of a big one for the first time, has become a real bone for the Balkan, which has doubled twice this year.
Bautista emerged victorious from his duel with Djokovic in Doha semifinals (3-6, 7-6, 6-4) and subsequently defeated him also in eighths of the Masters 1000 of Miami (1-6, 7-5, 6-3). As the Serbian, the Castellón have only left one set in the current edition of Wimbledon, in his quarter-final match against Argentina's Guido Pella (7-5, 6-4, 3-6 and 6-3). Clinging to his hard and flat blows, the Spanish dreams of starring in a new feat that would bring closer what would be the fifth final of a Grand Slam stained entirely Spanish and the first away from the clay of Roland Garros.
«In a Grand Slam semifinals I will try to use my experience in that kind of games and being tactically prepared. Hopefully I can execute everything I try to do, "said Djokovic, who praised Bautista's "consistency with his blows", «Very flat with the right and the reverse». "His backhand has improved," he said of his opponent. «I think it's deeper now. The ball bounces less on grass, and that is better suited to their style of play, because he does not like the ball bouncing high to his back ", abounded the number 1 in the world ranking. «You are playing a high quality tennis in this tournament. He has won twice this year and that will give him confidence for this game, "he added.
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