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Dimitrov wins title in Acapulco

Acapulco, Mexico, Mar 2 (EFE).- Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov, the No. 4 seed, defeated fifth-seeded South African Kevin Anderson 7-6 (7-1), 3-6, 7-6 (7-5) in the final of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco, Mexico. The victory early Sunday gave Dimitrov, the world No. 22, his first ATP 500 title and second career title. "Belief is the only thing that kept me going today," Dimitrov said.

Dimitrov wins title in Acapulco

Acapulco, Mexico, Mar 2 (EFE).- Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov, the No. 4 seed, defeated fifth-seeded South African Kevin Anderson 7-6 (7-1), 3-6, 7-6 (7-5) in the final of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco, Mexico. The victory early Sunday gave Dimitrov, the world No. 22, his first ATP 500 title and second career title. "Belief is the only thing that kept me going today," Dimitrov said.

Dimitrov staves off Anderson in Acapulco final

(Reuters) - Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov edged out South Africa's Kevin Anderson 7-6 (7-1) 3-6 7-6 (7-5) in a three-hour slugfest to claim his second career title with victory in the Acapulco International final on Sunday. The 22-year-old, who won the Stockholm Open in October for his first title victory, claimed the first-set in a tiebreak but Anderson broke in the second game of the next and comfortably held serve to level the match at one set apiece.

Tennis: Dimitrov topples Murray to reach Acapulco final

Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov edged second-seeded Andy Murray in three sets on Friday to reach the final of the ATP Mexico Open, where he'll face South African Kevin Anderson. The fourth-seeded Dimitrov, who had never beaten Murray in three prior encounters, triumphed 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/3). Dimitrov needed two hours and 54 minutes on the Acapulco hard court to seal the victory, giving a leap of triumph as Murray's forehand found the net on match point to bring things to a close at 2:30 am.

Tennis: ATP World Tennis results

Results from the fourth day of the $1.3 million ATP World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam on Thursday (x denotes seeding): 2nd rd Tomas Berdych (CZE x3) bt Nicolas Mahut (FRA) 6-4, 6-3 Jerzy Janowicz (POL) bt Tommy Haas (GER x6) 6-4, 6-4 Ernests Gulbia (LAT) bt Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x8) 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) afp

Tennis: ATP World Tennis Results - 2nd update

Results from the second day of the $1.3million ATP World Tennis Tournament on Tuesday (x denotes seeding): 1st rd Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x8) bt Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 Ernests Gulbis (LAT) bt Denis Istomin (UZB) 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) Marin Cilic (CRO) bt Lukas Rosol (CZE) 6-2, 6-2 Igor Sijsling (NED) bt Mikhail Youzhny (RUS x7) 6-2, 6-2 afp

Nadal survives Dimitrov test to reach semi-finals

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - World number one Rafa Nadal was forced to battle back from a set down before he blunted the challenge of Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov with a 3-6 7-6 7-6 6-2 victory to advance to his fourth Australian Open semi-final on Wednesday. The 22-year-old Dimitrov showcased the power, court coverage and booming serve that tennis pundits have suggested could take him to the top of the game as he tested Nadal, though, he was unable to capitalize at crucial moments of the match.

Tennis: Tearful Dimitrov 'shattered' by Nadal near-miss

Tearful Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov said he was "shattered" Wednesday after narrowly losing to Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open, but vowed to bounce back stronger. Dubbed "Baby Fed" for a playing style uncannily similar to Swiss great Roger Federer, the lanky 22-year-old had a high-profile chance to show he is more than just Maria Sharapova's boyfriend. And he did just that, pushing the world number one to four tough sets in the quarter-finals to highlight what an exciting prospect he is.

Tennis: Nadal fights off Dimitrov to reach Open semi

World number one Rafael Nadal fought off a big challenge from rising Bulgarian star Grigor Dimitrov to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Wednesday. Nadal got home 3-6, 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (9/7), 6-2 in three hours 37 minutes and now will play either Andy Murray or Roger Federer for a place in Sunday's final. For long passages of the quarter-final on Rod Laver Arena, Nadal was struggling to put away the 22nd-seeded Dimitrov, and he needed a bit of luck at crucial stages to go through.

Tennis: Nadal v Dimitrov quarter-final match stats

Match statistics from the Australian Open quarter-final between Rafael Nadal and Grigor Dimitrov on Wednesday (x denotes seeding): Rafael Nadal (ESP x1) v Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x22) Time: 3hr 37min Nadal - Dimitrov 3 Aces 16 7 Double Faults 5 42 Winners 54 47 Unforced Errors 61 4/11 Break Point Conversions 3/6 147 Total Points Won 132 afp
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