The first men’s semi-final at the Wimbledon tournament will be held on Friday, starting at 15:00, between Serbia’s new champion Novak Djokovic and the Iberian Roberto Bautista Agut on the first semifinal in a Grand Slam career tournament. On his way to a new Wimbledon final, Novak Djokovic must cross Roberto Bautista-Agut. The Spaniard was like a thunder this season for the ATP leader. Of the six defeats suffered by Serbian in 2019, two came to Bautista-Agut. On the grass they have not met before, and the score of direct encounters remains favorable to Djokovic, 7-3.
Sarbu is on the world-leading “armchair”, being probably the most constant player in the circuit at the highest level. Its favorite areas are hard and grass, winning many Grand Slam tournaments on them.He is the Wimbledon en-titre champion, defeating him last year’s Kevin Anderson final, but he did not play a tournament this year before the London tournament.Having a tremendous quality in the game, he has managed an excellent tournament so far, losing a single set to this moment against Hubert Hurkacz in Poland.
Roberto Bautista Agut
Spaniard is one of the most constant players in the top 50 of the ATP rankings, currently ranked No. 22.Unlike his compatriots who prefer slow clay terrain, Bautista Agut feels the best on the hard, managing to win the Doha tournament on the start of the season, following the quarterfinals of Melbourne.He succeeds in Wimbledon’s best Grand Slam tournament, slipping without any problems to the semifinals, losing only 2 sets in a row.
🎾 Direct meetings
The two players have met so far 10 times, the score being 7-3 in favor of Novak Djokovic, but the last two matches were won by Novak Djokovic, the last one this season in Miami, 2-1 in sets.
🎾 Advanced and statistics
Four times champion at Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic is playing for the ninth time in the London Grand Slam semi-finals. The Serbian had a remarkable run at this edition, in which he lost one set in the third round in front of the Polish Hurkacz.In the quarter-finals, Djokovic shoved David Goffin, score 6-4, 6-0, 6-2. He has lost only six games, the least handed by the ATP leader in a quarter of Grand Slam. “I played my best tennis. The ball seemed simply bigger and easier to hit. The feeling was great, “Nole said at the end of the meeting with the Belgian.In direct matches with Roberto Bautista-Agut, Djokovic heads with 7-3, but the last two games were won by the Spanish, this year on the hard, the Doha Semifinals and the best of Miami. The two have never met on grass yet, but Djokovic is aware of having a difficult mission again.”The ball jumps less on the grass, and that suits it wonderfully. He has made a good tournament so far, beat me twice in 2019 and will enter the field with a lot of confidence. Of course, the game on the grass is different, and I will try to take advantage of the experience I have in such matches and I will prepare the game very well from a tactical point of view, “Djokovic said before the semifinals with the Spaniard.
Roberto Bautista-Agut did not make big plans before Wimbledon. He had scheduled his bachelor party this weekend in Ibiza, because in November he will marry. The Spaniard would not be disturbed by a change of plans. “I feel better here in London,” joked the 22nd world player.Iberic is in front of the greatest performance in a Grand Slam tournament. So far, he has fallen to the finals at the Australian Open, earlier this year, when he lost to the Greek Tsitsipas. At Wimbledon, he exceeded all expectations and, just like Djokovic, gave up just one set. He lost in the quarter with Guido Pella, but he quickly repaired and reached the All England Club semifinals.”Djokovic has a solid play on the bottom of the field and does not shy away from long exchanges. I like to play against such players. It will be a great match, “Roberto Bautista-Agut announced before the game.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Novak Djokovic vs Roberto Bautista
The pressure in this match will be on the shoulders of Novak Djokovic, who started as a big favorite to defend the trophy won last year, but Bautista Agut’s lack of pressure and the last two direct victories recommend the Iberian player for a solid match. I’m counting on a balanced game with many games, relying on Roberto Bautista Agut to be able to win at least one set in this confrontation.
Prediction Today: Novak Djokovic
Roberto Bautista-Agut has shown he has no complexity in front of Novak Djokovic, so I expect the ATP leader to have a difficult match.
Bet Tips: Over 29.5 games in the game