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BNB Paris Open: Grigor Dimitrov stuns US Open champion Daniil Medvedev

BNB Paris Open: Grigor Dimitrov stuns US Open champion Daniil Medvedev | Tennis Information

Daniil Medvedev broke Dimitrov’s serve to open the match, easing by a near-perfect first set through which he received all however 4 of his first-serve factors and fired off three aces with simply 5 unforced errors.
The Russian, who received his maiden main title on the U.S. Open final month, was up two breaks within the second set and seemingly on monitor for a straightforward victory. However Dimitrov got here roaring again, profitable 5 video games in a row to wrest management of the momentum as Medvedev unravelled, changing on break level to shut out the second set, earlier than profitable one other three video games in a row to open the third.
“Little by little I used to be simply making an attempt to remain within the sport, keep within the second, and actually struggle by each alternative I had. I actually needed to go for it,” Dimitrov mentioned after the match.
From 4-6, 1-4 down, @GrigorDimitrov stuns prime seed Daniil Medvedev 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to make the #BNPPO21 quarter-finals!
— ATP Tour (@atptour) October 13, 2021
Down 15-40 and 4-1, Medvedev`s frustrations boiled over as he missed a primary serve and angrily flung his racquet to the bottom. He then double-faulted, handing Dimitrov the break.
Medvedev broke again after which held serve, nevertheless it was too late, because the world quantity 28 accomplished the beautiful comeback within the following sport, earlier than thrusting his arms aloft in triumph.
“I actually needed to play this match to be fully sincere. I feel what he has been capable of accomplish this previous 12 months and a half is fairly superb. I feel it actually pushes me additionally to do higher,” Dimitrov instructed reporters.
Medvedev, who picked up his fourth Masters 1000 title earlier this 12 months in Toronto, instructed reporters he struggled to manage the ball, notably on the primary serve and mentioned he was rising drained simply as Dimitrov “flipped the change.”
“I don`t keep in mind myself dropping three service video games, even 4 service video games ever, I assume, on onerous courts, that reveals how gradual this court docket is and the circumstances, extra like clay, I’d say, which I don`t like, as a result of to lose 4 instances the serve is simply unacceptable,” he mentioned.
Dimitrov has now recorded two wins towards Medvedev and subsequent faces eighth seed Hubert Hurkacz within the quarter-final spherical.

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