Nadal Ousts Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov from Quarterfinals in Madrid

Sports | May 8, 2015, Friday // 18:54
Bulgaria: Nadal Ousts Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov from Quarterfinals in Madrid Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov returns the ball to Spanish Rafa Nadal during their Madrid Open tennis tournament quarter final match played at Caja Magica pavilion, in Madrid, Spain, 08 May 2015. Photo: EPA

Bulgaria's top male tennis player Grigor Dimitrov was ousted from the quarterfinals of the men's singles competition at the Madrid Open on Friday.


Dimitrov was defeated by Rafael Nadal from Spain with 3:6, 4:6 in a match, which lasted one hour and 47 minutes.

This was the sixth encounter between the two opponents, with Nadal having one all of them, daily Dnevnik reports.

The Bulgarian did not start the mach well and Nadal scored his first break in the third game, coming in the lead with 1:2.

However Dimitrov managed to recover quickly and achieved a break in the next game, equalising the score for 2:2.

Nadal returned the break in the next game and kept the initiative until the end of the first set, which he won after achieving another break for 6:3.

The Bulgarian started the second set better and was the first to achieve a break in the third game, coming in the lead with 2:1.

Dimitrov even consolidated his lead in the next game, but Nadal managed to equalise for 3:3 after achieving a break in the sixth game.

The score was equal at 4:4, when the Spanish took the initiative and kept it until the end of the set, which he won after achieving another break for 6:4.

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