The Spanish Roberto Bautista, number 13 in the world and first seed, defeated the French on Friday Ugo Humbert by a double 6-3 and advanced to the semifinals of the ATP 250 indoor hard court tournament in Montpellier (France), in which the German awaits him Peter Gojowczyk, who beat Austrian Dennis Novak 6-4, 6-1.
Bautista is shining with his own light in the south of France. The Spaniard, who this Thursday left the Frenchman Gregoire Barrere (6-0 and 6-3) on the way, qualified for his thirty-seventh semifinal at the expense of a Humbert who could only break his opponent’s serve on one occasion .
After a painful elimination in the first round of Australian Open before the Moldovan Radu Albot, Bautista, visibly recovered from his physical problems in the abdominal area, sharpens the sight towards his tenth title.
In about an hour and a quarter he destroyed the only remaining host in the competition, thus ending the French hegemony on the courts of Montpellier; 8 of the 10 disputed editions of the tournament were conquered by French tennis players.
In the semifinals, German Peter Gojowczyk awaits him, who beat Dennis Novak, a pupil of Wolfgang Thiem, father of world number 4 Dominic Thiem, 6-4, 6-1.
The malagueño Alexander Davidovich He fell 6-4, 7-5 and 4-6 this Friday against the Belarusian Egor Gerasimov, who will be measured in the other semifinal against the Belgian David Goffin.