Novak Djokovic and Roberto Bautista Agut are going to play the semifinal in Doha on Friday estimated 7 pm.
After a fantastic first round when Novak demolished Damir Dzumhur 6-1 6-2, the seed no.1 had to recover a 1-set-deficit in the following 2 matches. In fact, in the 2nd round he defeated Marton Fucsovic 4-6 6-4 6-1 and he beat Nikoloz Basilashvili 4-6 6-3 6-4 in the quarters. Even if the Djokovic of the last 2 rounds wasn’t in his best form he still managed to find the solution at the end.
Ranked no.24, Roberto got to the semifinal after conceding no sets in his 3 matches. The Spaniard defeated Matteo Berrettini 6-1 6-4 in the first round, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-1 6-4 in the second round, and Stan Wawrinka 6-4 6-4 in the quarters.
H2H Novak Djokovic vs. Roberto Bautista Agut
Djokovic leads Bautista Agut 7-1 in H2H matches. Spaniard defeated Nole only in 2016 during the semifinal of the ATP1000 in Shanghai.
The favorite is obviously the world no.1, but given the previous matches on both sides and upset would not be a huge surprise.