There was a neat surprise for the tennisfans, since the last Novak Djokovic on Friday night had to say goodbye to the ATP tournament Qatar Open.
It was clear, as the serb in the semi-finals lost in three sets to Spanish Roberto Bautista Agut.
the Spaniard won the fight 3-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-4.
Roberto Bautista Agut is ranked as number 24 in the world, and he has found the good game forward first in the new year, when he in the quarterfinals also delivered the goods and sent Stanislas Wawrinka out of the tournament.
For Novak Djokovic, it was the new season's first defeat, which became a reality after more than two and a half hour tennis game.
Djokovic came on schedule, in time with the victory in the first set, which was Roberto Bautista Aguts first lost set in 2019.
the Way to the quarter-finals and semi-finals was also not trouble-free for Djokovic, who lost the first set 4-6 against Márton Fucsovics from Hungary, as Djokovic, however, came back and played in the quarter finals of the tournament.
Here defeated Djokovic Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili, but also lost Djokovic the first set, before he came back and won the fight.
the Last have mainly spent the tournament in Doha as a warm up for the Australian Open which begins in Melbourne on 14. January.
In Saturday's final meet Roberto Bautista Agut either Tomas Berdych or Marco Cecchinato, who later on Friday to play the semi-final.
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