Dimitrov Wins in 3 Sets at the Start of Strabag Prague Open

Dimitrov Wins in 3 Sets at the Start of Strabag Prague Open
04 May 2011
Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the second round of the ATP Challenger in Prague, Czech Republic, after defeating Stepahne Robert of France 6-1 3-6 6-3. The match started with a long first game where Dimitrov had to save 4 break-points until taking his service game. After that Grigor won convincingly the set 6-1. In the second set Robert took the lead after breaking the service of Dimitrov. When the score was 5-2 Grigor had to save 4 set-balls and new 3 set-balls in the next game but eventually Robert took the set 6-3. In the 3rd set Dimtirov broke the game of Robert and quickly reached to 5-1 lead. A double fault of Dimitrov allowed Robert to narrow the advance to 5-2. Grigor took his next service game to close the set 6-3 and this way to win the match. It's a second win for Dimtrov over Robert after the victory in Cherbourg, France earlier this year.

For today's win Dimitrov added 8 ranking points to his balance.

In the second round on Friday Dimitrov will play the 21-years-old German Dennis Bloemke who came from the qualifications. The No 338 German player defeated Uladzimir Ignatik of Byelorus earlier today.

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