Spanish tennis player Roberto Bautista Agut can finally pack his bags and go on his stag do, having delayed it when he unexpectedly reached the Wimbledon semi-final.

The world number 22 was so sure he would not make the final four of the grass tournament that he booked his pre-wedding party for the finals weekend, no doubt assuming he would watch the matches by the pool in Ibiza.

But his stags had to fly over from the sun-drenched island to see their groom-to-be at Wimbledon, while his fiancee Ana Bodi Tortosa delayed a dress fitting to make the match.

Bautista Agut put up a fight against defending champion Novak Djokovic, but saw his campaign end as he was beaten 6-2 4-6 6-3 6-2.

Following the match, the Spaniard confirmed he would salvage some of the weekend away, tweeting: “Great battle today and those two IMPRESSIVE weeks in #Wimbledon.

“Thank you for living with me all these emotions. You’re too big. And I, now yes, I’m going to Ibiza!”

His six stags – Kiko Renau, Ignacio Renau, Daniel Ramos, Blas Gallego, Alberto Febrer and Jorge Goenaga – watched from the player’s box alongside Ms Tortusa.

Mr Goenaga said: “I think he’ll be happy, he was in the semi-final. I think this is a great tournament for him.

“I think we’re going to go out and celebrate.”

Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut returns against Serbia's Novak Djokovic during their men's singles semi-final match on day 11 of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 12, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE        (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
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Bautista Agut claimed a set but couldn’t find a way past the top seed

He even gave his friend his backing that the group would be back next year to see him play in the final.

He said: “[Agut] didn’t think he was going to be here – he planned to be in Ibiza two days ago.”

“We’re very, very proud of him – the performance has been great, high level.

“Just be in the semi-final of a grand slam, we’re very proud of him.”

Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut leaves after being beaten by Serbia's Novak Djokovic during their men's singles semi-final match on day 11 of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 12, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE        (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
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Roberto Bautista Agut leaves the court after his semi-final defeat

Bautista Agut said of his stags: “I think they really had a good plan. They spent Wednesday in Ibiza.

“They came to watch a good match, the semi-finals of Wimbledon – maybe tomorrow they’ll come back.”

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 12: Roger Federer of Switzerland and Rafael Nadal of Spain pose for a picture at the net prior to their Men's Singles semi-final match during Day eleven of The Championships - Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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Roger Federer beat Rafael Nadal to make Sunday’s final

Djokovic will play Roger Federer in the final on Sunday afternoon, after the Swiss beat Rafael Nadal in a four-set thriller.

With the 37-year-old in the men’s final and Serena Williams, also 37, in the women’s, this year’s finals have the oldest line-up in the Open Era.

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