The match between the Serbian Novak Djokovic and the Spanish Roberto Bautista Agut had all the possible condiments for a semifinal of a Masters 1000 tournament. He even had moments of anger on the part of the Spanish, who felt harmed by a decision of the referee of the Cincinnati tournament , this time in New York.
“I do not agree at all with the decision of Lars Graff to have stopped the game,” replied Bautista when asked by ESPN.com about the time the match was stopped due to rain.
“It seemed to me that it was not the right time to do something like that, they are things that deconcentrate you. We were in the middle of a 4-5 game in which he served and the rain was not so strong as to have a five minute stoppage “, assured the Spaniard once the match ended that he lost 4-6, 6-4 and 7-6 (0).
To add insult to injury, in the first point after the roof closed, the world number 12 double-faulted before losing serve and ultimately the second set.
Regarding the number of times his rival requested the presence of the doctor, the Spaniard commented: “each one plays his cards in the matches and does what he thinks is necessary to win.”