Roberto Bautista Agut looking forward to Gstaad challenge


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Wimbledon semi-finalist Roberto Bautista Agut admits he is hoping to build on his recent good form at the ATP Gstaad tournament this week.

The number 13 seed reached his maiden Grand Slam semi-final at the All England club earlier this month before he was sent home by eventual champion Novak Djokovic.

The 31-year-old notably had to skip his own stag do in order to participate in the semi final, which he reached after defeating the likes of Karen Khachanov and Guido Pella on his way to facing the Serb.

He is now getting ready to take part in the ATP Gstaad, also known as the Swiss Open, and the Spaniard receives a bye into the second round, where he will take on compatriot Jaume Munar later on Thursday afternoon.

He has enjoyed success in the event in recent years, reaching the semi final in 2017 before finishing runner-up to Italian Matteo Berrettini last year. And Bautista Agut says he will look forward to the less intense nature of the event in comparison to Wimbledon.

“I felt very good in Wimbledon. It was a nice experience to play the semi final. I think I played great tennis. It was maybe one of the best results in my tennis career,” Bautista Agut said in Gstaad. “I (will) use this week in Gstaad to refresh my mind, to practice, to enjoy the views, the hotels, the courts, the whole tournament.

It’s very nice to come here, I really like it.” He is available at 1.33 to win, while Munar is 3.25.

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