2015 TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Open semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov, found his rhythm at the second Masters tournament of the season being held in Miami, knocking out two-time champion and 2015 runner-up Andy Murray to reach the fourth round.
Despite losing the first set by 7/1 tie-break, Dimitrov managed to control the game as the number of unforced error increased at Murray’s side. After 2 hours and 25 minutes, Grisho came up with a 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 victory over the world no.2 to score his first top 10 win since May 2015.
Bulgarian trailblazer also ended his three match losing streak against world no.2 as he improved to 3-6 in their head-to-head rivalry. Dimitrov who converted six of his seven break chances, hit 26 winners and made 38 unforced errors to Murray’s respectively 20-50 negative stats.
Next up for Dimitrov at the Miami Open is 16th seed Gael Monfils who defeated Pablo Cuevas 6-3, 6-4.
DZUMHUR’S DREAM ADVENTURE
ATP no.94 Bosnian Damir Dzumhur is still alive in Miami following his upset over Rafael Nadal in the previous round. Dzumhur who didn’t have any maindraw wins at a Masters event before this tournament was victorious over qualifier Mikhail Kukushkin 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 for a spot in last 16.
Dzumhur will next take on 12th seed Milos Raonic.
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