Roberto Bautista, again number ten in the world since this Monday, begins in Halle (Germany) the grass tour of this season. The Castellón, seed number 6 of the tournament, will play this Monday the first round of the tournament against the young American Sebastian Korda, a player who occupies number 50 in the ATP ranking. It will be the first time that both players meet in an official match.
The best result obtained by Bautista Agut in the ATP 500 in Halle was the semifinals reached in 2018. Unfortunately, he had to retire due to injury at the beginning of the match against Croatian Borna Coric. In 2019 he yielded to Roger Federer in 3 sets.
After a 2020 in which the player did not play any tournament on grass, as a result of the cancellation of the ATP calendar due to the pandemic caused by COVID-19, Halle's appointment is the first contact with this surface before the third Grand Slam of the season, where in 2019 he reached the semifinals. For his part, he won his first professional title on the ATP pitch in Hertogenbosch in 2014.