Wimbledon 2019: Roberto Bautista Agut sets semi-final date with Novak Djokovic

first_imgNovak Djokovic took what was shaping up as an entertaining, well-played matchup in the Wimbledon quarterfinals and quickly turned it into a lopsided romp with a 10-game run.Down an early break, the defending champion grabbed control midway through the opening set Wednesday and never let go, overwhelming the 21st-seeded David Goffin 6-4, 6-0, 6-2 to reach his ninth semifinal at the All England Club.”Obviously things could have gone a different way,” Djokovic said. “Who knows what the match would look like if I lost the first set?”The No. 1-seeded Djokovic will face No. 23 Roberto Bautista Agut on Friday in the semifinals. The Spaniard beat No. 26 Guido Pella of Argentina 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.Djokovic is seeking his fifth Wimbledon championship and 17th Grand Slam trophy overall.Roberto Bautista Agut reached his first Grand Slam semifinal by beating Guido Pella 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 at Wimbledon.The Spaniard broke Pella in the opening game of the first two sets, and then again for a 2-1 lead in the fourth. He served out the victory on his first match point when Pella sent a forehand long.The 31-year-old Bautista Agut, who had never been past the fourth round of a Grand Slam before, will play defending champion Novak Djokovic on Friday.Bautista Agut was the only player to reach the quarterfinals without dropping a set, while Pella had spent nearly twice as much time on court 12 hours, 47 minutes compared to 6 hours, 48 minutes after coming through two five-setters.Also Read | 15-year-old Coco Gauff thinking about Wimbledon next yearadvertisementAlso Read | Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams battles to reach semis, Simona Halep eases throughAlso Seelast_img read more