A career-best season has delivered many rewards for the Spaniard – including a first Grand Slam quarterfinal at the Australian Open, followed with a maiden semifinal at Wimbledon. Consistent results at tour-level too helped the 31-year-old break into the world’s top 10 in August.
Bautista Agut enjoys horseback riding and owns seven horses. Due to get married at the end of the 2019 season, his planned bachelor’s party in Ibiza in July was cancelled when he advanced to the Wimbledon semifinals. His groomsmen instead supported him in London. If he was not a tennis player, Bautista Agut would be a football player – just as his father was.
Since winning the peer-voted ATP Most Improved Player award in 2014, Bautista Agut has remained a constant figure in the world’s top 30. The consistent counterpuncher thrives on hard courts – winning seven of his nine career titles and recording nine of his 11 top-10 victories on the surface.
Semifinals: Wimbledon, Munich
Quarterfinals: Australian Open, Montreal, Gstaad, Halle, Lyon, Miami, Sofia, Cincinnati