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Roberto Bautista Agut celebrates after winning his semi final match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic

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ByKevin Coulson
04/01/2019 at 18:59 | Updated 04/01/2019 at 23:06
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Novak Djokovic was stunned by Roberto Bautista Agut in the Qatar Open semi-final.

The world No 1, who had won the event twice before and will be looking to win a seventh Australian Open title later this month, won the first set but could not hold off the world No 24 in a 3-6 7-6 (8-6) 6-4 defeat.

It was only the second time the 30-year-old has beaten Djokovic, across nine matches, and he was clearly delighted with the victory.

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"I will remember this match for [the rest] of my life," he said after the match.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts during his semi final match against Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut

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"It was an unbelievable atmosphere. I work every day to play this tennis. I know it's difficult to play at this level. That's why Novak is number one in the world.

But I cannot be more happy than I am now.

In the final, on Saturday, the Spaniard will play either wildcard - and world No 71 - Tomas Berdych, 33, or 20th-ranked Marco Cecchinato.

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