FORMER champions Juan Martin del Potro and Roberto Bautista Agut will meet Saturday in the final of the ATP Tour’s ASB Classic.
Second-seeded del Potro, champion in 2009, beat four-time champion and eight-time semifinalist David Ferrer 6-4, 6-4 in just under two hours Friday while Bautista Agut, the 2016 champion, defeated Robin Haase 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5) in a three-hour marathon.
Del Potro’s form in Auckland this week has been outstanding and he has shown no signs of a wrist injury which has dogged his career.
“It’s never easy against David because he runs a lot and he’s a fighter,” del Potro said. (RSC)
Published in the SunStar Cebu newspaper on January 13, 2018.
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