Nadal Defeats Bulgaria’s Dimitrov, Sets Up Showdown with Federer
Rafael Nadal defeated Bulgarian rising star Grigor Dimitrov in the third round of the Cincinnati Masters tournament late on Thursday.
Nadal prevailed over Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason.
Dimitrov fired 12 aces and 28 winners but also accrued 31 unforced errors, including 15 in the third set.
Nadal said his troubles in the second set came down to “a few bad games in a row.”
victory set up a showdown with Roger Federer.
World No. 3 Rafael Nadal and No. 5 Roger Federer will play each other For the 31st time in their careers and third time this year.
The winner of the clash will advance to the Western & Southern Open semifinals.