Dimitrov Battles Past Fognini in Madrid

Dimitrov Battles Past Fognini in Madrid
06 May 2015
Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the third round of Madrid Masters after beating Fabio Fognini of Italy in three sets 3-6 6-2 7-5. Fognini opened up 3-0 lead in the first set and succeeded to keep his advantage to take the first set 6-3. In the second set Dimitrov broke the service game of Fognini twice and saved five break points to 6-2. In the third set Dimitrov reached 3-0 lead but allowed Fognini to come back to 3-3. Eventually the 10th seed Dimitrov ground down his opponent to seal his progress 3-6 6-2 7-5.

In the third round Dimitrov will play Stan Wawrinka. The Bulgarian beat Wawrinka at Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters last month. In the semifinals of Queen`s Club last year Grigor took the first win over the Swiss player. In the other previous two matches Wawrinka was the winner - in 2013 at Madrid Masters and in 2011 at Australian Open.

The match Dimitrov - Wawrinka is at 1pm CET on Thursday on Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario Court.

Dimitrova/Meltzer will play Matkowski/Zimonjic after suitable rest later in the day.

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