Benneteau Ousted Dimitrov at Shanghai Masters

Benneteau Ousted Dimitrov at Shanghai Masters
08 October 2014
No 30 Julien Benneteau of France defeated Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets 7-5 6-3 in the second round at the ATP Masters in Shanghai, China. Dimitrov could not advance further than the second round in this tournament in his 4th participation. In 2011 he lost to Andy Roddick, then No 15, in the second round. In 2012 then No 2 Novak Djokovic beat him in the second round. And last year Dimitrov lost in the first round to Kei Nishikori.

With this earl loss Grigor Dimitrov decreased substantially his chances to enter the Year-to-date Top 8 players who will take part in the ATP Tour Finals in London in November.

Next week Grigor Dimitrov will play at If Stockholm where he won his first ATP Tour title last year. No 7 ranked Tomas Berdych is with the highest rank among the tennis players in Stockholm. Grigor Dimitrov would be seeded No 2 as he is the second best ranked player. The other top names who will play for the title in the Swedish capital are Kevin Anderson, Alexandr Dolgopolov, Gael Monfils, Fernando Verdasco.

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