World number one Daniil Medvedev lost to Roberto Bautista Agut in the quarter-finals of the Mallorca Open on Thursday, while second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas advanced to the last four.
I had to play very good to beat Daniil. He's the number one, the last champion here in Mallorca. He just beat me a few days ago. I played a really complete match Roberto Bautista Agut
Medvedev, the defending champion, was beaten 6-3 6-2 by Spain’s Bautista Agut who avenged his loss to the Muscovite in Halle last week.
“I had to play very good to beat Daniil. He’s the number one, the last champion here in Mallorca. He just beat me a few days ago. I played a really complete match,” Bautista Agut said following his win.
The Spaniard broke Medvedev once in the first set and twice in the second as he earned a fourth win in five meetings with the US Open champion.
The loss marks the end of Medvedev’s grass-court season as with several other players, he is banned from Wimbledon following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Bautista Agut takes on in the semis, Switzerland’s 303rd-ranked Antoine Bellier, a qualifier who defeated Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor 5-7 7-6(5) 6-2.
In the bottom half, the second seed Tsitsipas needed three sets to get past American Marcos Giron.
The Greek saved two break points to start the final set and then broke Giron in the eighth game before completing a 7-6(5) 4-6 6-3 victory.
“It was a lot of work today. It was not easy,” he said.
Tsitsipas, who has lost in the first round on three of his four appearances at Wimbledon, will play France’s Benjamin Bonzi for a place in the final after the Frenchman defeated Germany’s Daniel Altmeir 6-3 6-4.