nOr it could be. Roberto Bautista fell into a quarter-final duel at the Canadian Masters 1000 Against Riley Opelka Steel, who beat him in two sets (6-3, 7-6). Thus, world number two, Russian Daniil Medvedev, will face American John Isner in one of the semi-finals on Saturday, while Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas will play in the semi-finals with American Riley Opelka.
This was the fourth time that Bautista and Opelka crossed, and also the fourth on the fast surface. Two Bautistas won, from He lifted his spirits after Schwartzman was eliminated and saved several match balls in the Round of 16.
The Spaniard was very frustrated on the scoreboard from the start and couldn’t respond in time To enter the first group, which took place in just half an hour of play.
Already in the second cover, equality has become a patent. It passed without breaks, which broke the tie. In that case Obviously Opelka won, scoring seven points that gave him victory in the end.
Therefore, Bautista will have to wait to celebrate his 10th ATP title. Seven of the nine titles collected by Valencia have been on the fast track.
The next target could be Cincinnati, as Bautista reached the semi-finals last year when he fell in a tough game against Novak Djokovic.