Bautista’s fifth win in seven matches against Medvedev

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He would not live up to his best season nor would he have the regularity of the other years (15 wins and 14 losses), but Roberto Bautista was always a nuisance on a tennis court, as he found Daniel Medvedev in the quarterfinals of Halle ATP.

The tennis player from Castellón, 35 years old and world number 23, surprised the Russian (3rd) on German grass -7-5 and 7-6 (3) in 1h.53′- to advance to the semifinals on Saturday, if where they will measure the winner of the match between the Russians Andrei Rublev (7th) and Tallon Griekspoor.

The Dutchman has the best ranking of his career this week (29th) thanks to his victory on Sunday in Hertogenboschin his country, his second title of the year and of his career after his victory in January at Pune (India).

Bautista reaffirmed his good tone every time he faced Medvedev, winning five of his seven matches. The Russian leads the year in the number of victories (41) and titles (5), as he lifts the champion’s trophy in Rotterdam, Doha, Dubai and the Masters 1,000 of Miami and Rome.

This is the second semifinal of the season for Bautista, who lost in the final of adelaide against south korean soonwoo kwon. In Halle he reached at least the quarterfinals in five of his six appearances, but the semifinals in 2018 (lost to Borna Coric) continues its roof.

Tomorrow he will have the chance to surpass that bar and stand for the first time in the final of the German tournament, another of the appointments before the only grand slam in the grass, Wimbledonwhich will be held from July 3 to 16.

The German Alexander Zverev (22nd), Chilean executioner Nicholas Jarry (7-5, 6-3), and alexander bublik (48th) will play the other semifinal in Halle. The Kazakh benefited from the departure of the Italian Jannik Sinnerwhich he left with a groin injury as he lost 7-5 and 2-0.

Source: La Verdad

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