Djokovic beats spirited Spanish Roberto Bautista Agut to reach 6th Wimbledon final
Djokovic beats spirited Spanish Roberto Bautista Agut to reach 6th Wimbledon final

Djokovic beats spirited Spanish Roberto Bautista Agut to reach 6th Wimbledon final

Novak Djokovic fought past first-time Grand Slam Spanish semi-finalist Roberto Bautista Agut and into his sixth Wimbledon final on Friday at Wimbledon, setting up a match with either Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal on Sunday.

Match Point

The Serb’s 6-2 4-6 6-3 6-2 victory lasted two hours and 49 minutes and was extremely competitive throughout. Djokovic avenged two losses to Bautista Agut earlier in 2019 but had to work to do it after the 30-year-old claimed the second set with some elevated play.

Bautista Agut kept the contest close—and physical—in the third and fourth sets, but it was Djokovic who struck for a critical break in the sixth game of the third set with an overhead smash that gave him the breathing room he needed. Djokovic survived a deuce game to get to 5-2, and after Bautista Agut held in the eighth game, he served the set-out, closing with a forehand volley winner.

Top seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic now advance to Sunday’s Wimbledon final against either Roger Federer or Rafa Nadal.

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