Dimitrov Defeats Mahut in 3 set dramatic match

11 August 2009
Grigor Dimitrov defeated Nicolas Mahut of France in the first round of the 50,000 USD ATP Challenger in Istanbul in a dramatic 3- set match. Nicolas Mahut won the first set 6-4. The next 2 sets reached tie-breaks where Dimitrov demonstrated his professionalism and steady nerves to win both - 4-6 7-6(1) 7-6(4).

This way Grigor passes to the second round where he will play another tough opponent - Martin Fischer of Austria, current ATP rank 189. The match is scheduled for Thursday, 13 August 2009. So far Dimitrov gains 5 ATP rank points and $860.

On Wednesday, 12 August 2009, Grigor Dimitrov and Marsel Ilhan (Turkey) will play their quarterfinals match of the doubles against Karol Beck (Slovakia) and Jiri Krkoska (Czech Republic) at the Central Court. The match is forth in row as the first match starts at 12:00 noon local time.

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