Bautista topples Djokovic, will face Berdych in Qatar final

07 January, 2019, 06:56 | Author: Marlene Myers
  • ATP Doha Roberto Bautista Agut shines to topple Novak Djokovic

World number one Novak Djokovic was beaten in the Qatar Open semi-finals by Roberto Bautista Agut in Doha.

Djokovic will play Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut in today's semi-final, who beat three-time Grand Slam victor Stan Wawrinka in straight sets 6-4, 6-4.

"I will remember this match for [the rest] of my life", he said after the match. "It was an unbelievable atmosphere", Bautista Agut said on court.

Djokovic added: "I knew his qualities and especially in the slower conditions, so I did expect that it was going to be a match with a lot of rallies and very physical and that has proven to be the case".

Novak Djokovic took titles at both Wimbledon as well as the US Open and also made the finals in London, where he fell to Alexander Zverev at the ATP World Tour Finals.

" But I can not be more happy than I am now". "That's it", Djokovic abruptly said in his post-match press conference.

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Later on Thursday, Djokovic spent another 65 minutes on court alongside his brother Marko in a doubles match that they lost in a deciding tie-break to David Goffin and Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

The first set was like a walk in the park for the World No.1 as his all-around game proved too solid for the seventh seed, with Djokovic winning it at 6-3.

He lost his first service game and never recovered the break as Basilashvili, the number five seed, powered by a blistering forehand took the first set.

The Italian player took advantage of Guido Pella's retirement on Wednesday, Cecchinato is coming from the best season in his career.

Bautista Agut awaits the victor of the match between, another player who has been making a comeback- Tomas Berdych and the Italian Marco Cecchinato. The Serbian has been nearly unbeatable on hard courts over the last six months, but Bautista-Agut trumped him in a tactical masterclass.

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