Bulgaria's Dimitrov, Baghdatis Out of Australian Open

January 21, 2013, Monday // 11:57
Bulgaria: Bulgaria's Dimitrov, Baghdatis Out of Australian Open
Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov went out of the singles event on the first day of this tournament to Julien Benneteau of France, although he remained alive for some time in the doubles with his playing partner, Marcos Baghdatis. Photo by Getty Images

Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov and Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis failed to make it to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.

The Colombian tandem topped Marcos Baghdatis and Grigor Dimitrov 7-6(6), 7-6(5) in the third round on Monday.

Neither team faced a break point on serve in the match, but Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah squeaked by in both tie-breaks to advance in one hour and 41 minutes.

As an individual player Grigor Dimitrov was defeated in the first round of the Australian Open Grand Slam tournament.

Dimitrov had no answer to Frenchman Julien Benneteau, who easily beat him 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 and moved on to the second round.


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