Bautista: "The experience has made me better"

"The experience has made me better and I hope to continue fighting to have options like this", confessed Roberto Bautista Agut after the titanic effort to face up in the


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"The experience has made me better and I hope to continue fighting to have options like this," Roberto Bautista Agut confessed after the titanic effort to face the Wimbledon semifinals world number one Novak Djokovic , who defeated him in four sets ( 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2).

"He started with the advantage of having the whole week playing on the center court, while I opened today and I think it was noticed in the first set," acknowledged Bautista, who climbs to number 13 on the national ranking on Monday. ATP after its blazing step through the grass. "In the second set I hit very deep and felt very comfortable, I deserved something more in the third , when I had two break points that could have turned the game around".

Baustista goes away from Wimbledon with the sensation of having grown tenistically at the age of 31, with the "new emotions" acquired on his way through the center court, of those that are no longer forgotten: " For me it was my first semifinal in a Grand Slam, Novak must take more than 20 and in the end that is what distinguishes the big three: they already have their backs very made to pressure at important moments ".

"I've always liked the grass"

The bachelor party that he had prepared in Ibiza moved for more than two hours to the stands of Wimbledon, where his friends were joining the Spanish fans: "We had booked in Ibiza from Wednesday to Sunday, but when I got into the rooms we had to postpone it and decided to come to London to cheer me up . "

" I have always liked to play on grass , it is a change that is appreciated after being three months playing on the ground," admitted Agut Bautista, at the time to confess his weakness for the All England Club. His success in Wimbledon and his brilliant rise in the ranking are not going to affect for the time being his preparation for the rest of the season: "I leave with the homework done, with the feeling of having played good championship and with the intention of getting closer to the best".

Djokovic acknowledged the merits of his rival, with whom he had already lost this year in Miami: " He played a good game and forced me to use me thoroughly ." I was tense in the second set and the third game could have leaned towards a side or towards another, I thank you that he leaned towards my side. "

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