Bautista Agut through to Austrian final

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Third-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut will have to wait to find out who his opponent will be in the final at the Generali Open as rain delayed play for the second straight day.

Bautista Agut advanced on Friday after beating fifth-seeded Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-3 7-6 (7-3).

After jumping to a 5-2 lead in the second set, Bautista Agut failed to serve out the match twice, wasting three match points on the way before converting the first match point of the tiebreaker.

"It was a really tough end," Bautista Agut said.

He is chasing his 11th ATP title and second this year. It's Bautista Agut's first final on clay since 2018 in Gstaad.

In the final, Bautista Agut will play either Germany's Yannick Hanfmann, who eliminated hot local favourite Dominic Thiem in the quarter-finals, or Austrian wild card Filip Misolic.

Their semi-final was suspended due to rain with Misolic leading Hanfmann 1-0 in the decisive third-set tiebreaker after the two split the previous sets 6-2.

Misolic earlier won his delayed quarter-final against Dusan Lajovic 2-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-3.

In Umag, top-seeded Carlos Alcaraz raced past Facundo Bagnis 6-0 6-4 at the Croatia Open to reach his seventh semi-final of the year.

The 19-year-old Spaniard is defending the first ATP title he won in the coastal town of Umag last year.

Fifth-ranked Alcaraz saved the only break point he faced as he improved his 2022 record on clay to 26-3.

He next plays Italian qualifier Giulio Zeppieri who beat Bernabe Zapata Miralles of Spain 7-5 6-4.

Second-seeded Jannik Sinner reached his first semi-final this year after a 6-4 7-6 (7-5) victory over Roberto Carballes Baena.

The Italian failed to serve the match out at 6-5 in the second set before prevailing in the tiebreaker.

"I'm very happy, obviously," Sinner said. "I've won many matches but I think I've had some unfortunate moments this year."

Sinner will face Franco Agamenone who surged past 2018 Umag champion Marco Cecchinato 6-2 6-1 in a match between Italian qualifiers.

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