Top Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov defeated Australian Nick Kyrgios in the second round of the World Tennis League in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dimitrov defeated Kyrgios 7-6(5), 6-3 in an hour and seven-minute match, leading the Falcons to a 36-33 victory over the Eagles in the team exhibition tournament.
The victory is the first for the Falcons, who on Tuesday lost 27:35 against the Hawks in a first-round game, and the Eagles suffered their second loss.
For Dimitrov, the success was the second of the day, as he participated together with Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus) in the mixed doubles match, and the two of them defeated Bianca Andreescu (Canada) and Rohan Bopanna (India) 2:6, 7:6(4 ), 10:7.
In the women’s singles match, the French Caroline Garcia beat the Spanish Paula Badosa 6:4, 6:3 and the final outcome of the match was to be decided by the clash between Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios.
However, the Serbian announced that he was not feeling well immediately before the match and had to be replaced by Grigor Dimitrov.
The Bulgarian and the Australian played an even first set, in which Dimitrov failed to take advantage of several break opportunities and it came to a tiebreak. In it, the first racket of Bulgaria prevailed with 7:5 points. After a 3:3 tie in the second part, Grigor Dimitrov took the next three games and rejoiced with the victory.
Dimitrov and his Falcons teammates will face a Kites team tomorrow that includes Felix Auger-Aliassim (Canada), Iga Schwiontek (Poland), Juzeny Bouchard (Canada) and Holger Rune (Denmark), who have one win each. in your asset.