Roberto Bautista, world number 13, defeated Frenchman Ugo Humbert by a double 6-3 on Friday and advanced to the semifinals of the ATP 250 tournament in Montpellier (France), in which the German Peter Gojowczyk awaits him, who beat Austrian Dennis Novak 6-4 and 6-1.
After a painful elimination in the first round of the Australian Open, Bautista, visibly recovered from his physical problems, 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, the German Peter Gojowczyk, who beat Dennis Novak, awaits him. pupil of Wolfgang Thiem, father of world number 4 Dominic Thiem, 6-4 and 6-1.
The Belarusian Egor Gerasimov defeated this Friday with a comeback to the Spanish Alejandro Davidovich in the quarterfinals of the ATP 250 tournament in Montpellier (France), in whose semifinals he will meet Belgian David Goffin.
Gerasimov, 83rd in the world, defeated Davidovich, 56 in the ranking, by 4-6, 6-4 and 7-5 to access his third ATP semifinals after two hours and 28 minutes of fighting.
He will face Goffin, second seeded and previously knocked out Italian Lorenzo Sonego by a double 6-4 in a little over an hour and a half to get into his thirtieth semi-finals.