Roberto Bautista Agut Defeats Guido Pella at Wimbledon to Earn a Spot in His First Grand Slam Semifinal

It’s a special first for Roberto Bautista Agut… 

The 31-year-old Spanish tennis player recovered from a third-set lapse at Wimbledon on Wednesday to book a place in his first Grand Slam championship semifinal.

Roberto Bautista Agut

Bautista Agut, the No. 23 seed, lost his first set, but won 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 over Guido Pella, the No. 26 seed, in three hours and eight minutes on No. 1 Courtat the All England Club.

“I think I played a great tournament,” said Bautista Agut. “I was playing very good in the first week of the tournament. And today, it was a very difficult match. Guido Pella is a good opponent, has won really good matches this week [and] he was really tough to beat… I’m very happy.”

Bautista Agut is the sixth Spanish man to reach the semifinals at The Championships, following in the footsteps of Manuel Alonso-Areyzaga (1921), Manuel Santana (1963, 1966), Andres Gimeno (1970), Manuel Orantes (1972) and Rafael Nadal (2006-08, 2010-11, 2018).

Bautista Agut will now prepare to meet ATPWorld No. 1 and four-time champion Novak Djokovic on Friday for a place in the Wimbledon final. 

By improving to a 28-11 match record in 2019 with a place in the Wimbledon semi-finals, Bautista Agut moves up to seventh position in the ATP Race To London for one of eight spots at the prestigious ATP Finals, to be held at The O2in London from 10-17 November. 

Bisbal to Perform at London’s The O2’s First Latin-Focused Festival “Hola! London”

David Bisbal is helping bring a little Latin heat to London…

The 37-year-old Spanish singer is among the artists scheduled to perform at London arena The O2’s first-ever Latin-focused festival.

David Bisbal

Hola! London, set for July 22, will feature free music stages and Latin and Spanish food stands outside of the arena. The O2 has partnered with London Latin concert promoter Como No to produce the festival.

In addition to Bisbal, the lineup of Latin music stars includes Juan Luis Guerra, Juanes and Colombian newcomer Sebastián Yatra.

“London has a huge and growing Latin American community,” the Hola! London organizers said in a press release. “With the increasing impact of Latin artists on the musical world and the desire for more Latin music experiences, The O2, in association with Como No, launch this new event that celebrates the river of Latin music that runs through the heart of London.”

The O2’s upcoming events also include concerts from Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and Metallica.