ATP Montpellier: Roberto Bautista Agut and David Goffin seek title

The top seeds Roberto Bautista Agut and David Goffin are through to the final in Montpellier. It is the 11th edition of this event and the first without a French player in the title match, with Ugo Humbert losing to Bautista Agut in the quarter-final. Roberto Bautista Agut advanced to his 17th ATP final following a 7-5, 6-1 triumph over Peter Gojowczyk. The encounter lasted for an hour and 14 minutes, and the Spaniard had the upper hand in his games, dropping 13 points behind the initial shot and fending off all three break chances to mount the pressure on the German. Gojowczyk stayed in touch until the opening set’s closing stages before losing ground and experiencing four breaks from 11 opportunities offered to Bautista Agut to end his run in the semi-final.

Peter survived games five and seven to remain in touch in the opening set and created a break chance at 4-3 that could have sent him in front. Roberto saved it with a service winner and secured a break at 5-5 following Peter’s loose forehand that would cost him dearly. Serving for the set, the Spaniard held with a service winner for 7-5 and a boost ahead of set number two.

David Goffin and Roberto Bautista Agut will battle for Montpellier title.

Bautista Agut raced into a 4-0 advantage in set number two and sealed the deal with a break at love in game seven thanks to a return winner that propelled him into the title clash. The struggling Belgian David Goffin is through to his first ATP final since Halle 2019 following a 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 triumph over Egor Gerasimov in two hours and 11 minutes.

They both won 91 points and scored three breaks, with Goffin delivering the crucial one in the decider to emerge at the top and remain on the title course. The Belgian grabbed a break in the encounter’s first game and closed the set with a hold at 15 in game ten for 6-4. The Belarusian clinched three breaks in set number two for 6-2 and a boost ahead of the decider, where they stayed neck and neck in the first six games. David broke at love at 3-3 to move in front and moved over the top with a volley winner in game ten for the 14th ATP final.

Tennis – The top seed will fight for the first title of the season

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