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Roberto Bautista Agut had planned to be in Ibiza now on his bachelor party, but finds himself in the Wimbledon semi-finals.

Bautista Agut Moves Bachelor Party To Wimbledon After Reaching SF

The Spaniard will play Djokovic in the Wimbledon semi-finals on Friday

Roberto Bautista Agut seems to have had little confidence that he was going to reach the latter stages of The Championships at Wimbledon.

Such was his conviction, that the Spaniard had scheduled his bachelor party for the latter part of the second week.

“I had planned to be in Ibiza right now,” the Spaniard said, after beating Guido Pella on Wednesday for a place in the quarter-finals. “We had everything organised already. My friends, six of them, are all there.

“It feels better to be here in London.”

The 31-year-old, who is set to marry his fiancée, Ana Bodi Tortosa, in November, will now prepare to play World No. 1 and four-time former champion Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals on Friday.

When asked what’s the bachelor party plan is now, Bautista Agut said, “I think they will fly [to London] on Friday.”

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Through to his first Grand Slam championship semi-final at Wimbledon, having missed out on competing at the grass-court major in 2018, he said, “This year I was really, really motivated to come here. I wanted to play a good tournament. Well, everything worked well.

“My shots are really, really flat. I like to take the ball early, to be solid. With experience of coming year by year to the grass, I really learn more about the movements on the grass. I feel I can play a solid game also from baseline and I can really develop the good things I do on the court here on grass.

Bautista Agut, whose previous-best finishes at Wimbledon were reaching the fourth round in 2015 and 2017, now lines up alongside Djokovic, Roger Federer and his fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals.

“It feels good to be next to them,” he said. “They are one of the best players in the tennis era. They are such good sportsmen, good tennis players. It feels very good to be next to them and to be part of the semi-final in this tournament.”


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