Grigor Dimitrov did not justify Jordan Thompson's predictions and losses at 5-7, 5-7 in a match of the third round of the Masters 1000 tournament in Miami.
Grigor Dimitrov – Jordan Thompson 5-7
Haskovo is an absolute favorite for the Miami final table
The game began with a breakthrough for Grigor. He has been pushing for long-standing debates in which Thompson was wrong. Unfortunately, in the next game, Dimitrov also started to make mistakes and allowed a slight alignment.
There were fast-paced parties for the service. In 3-3, chaos made a major breakthrough, but the Australian was saved with a strong first-serve. At 5-5 Dimitrov there were two new chances, but again Thompson did not shake and repeated them with a precise game.
And somewhat unexpectedly Dimitrov fell in his last serve game for the set. He made a series of mistakes and lost the second Australian sitball by 51 minutes with 5-7.
At the beginning of the second set, Thompson continued to serve constantly. He first came to the chance of a break and led by 3-1. Fortunately, Grigor did not hesitate and, after some excellent moves, made a quick hunt.
The game equalized and Dimitrov hit his ninth game. He was again more stable in long races and led by 5-4. Unfortunately, there was the weakest service game of the Bulgarian in that he did not get a point. Thompson was very aggressive.
In the next games, the Australian was very precise and confident. Grigor had to save three games in his own serve. He managed to get to an entry point in a tiebreak. But the last three games went to Jordan Thompson.
Grigor Dimitrov was unable to replay the game for Saturday. He managed to force long games, but gradually began to lose them. At the end of the match, he totally lost the serve.
So the next Khaskovo meeting is due to be in Monte Carlo in the middle of next month.