Tennis, Miami: Dimitrov defeats Zverev and will challenge Sinner

The Bulgarian, after eliminating Alcaraz, repeats himself with the German in three sets. Tomorrow is the final against Yannick

Chips and a baseball bat, Apollo and Mars. In a challenge between opposing styles that could not be more contradictory, Grigor Dimitrov defeated Sasha Zverev 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-4 in two hours and 40 minutes of play and secured a place in the world rankings. last. Jannik Sinner's opponent in the final at the Florida Masters 1000 will be accompanied by Serena Williams in support throughout the match.

the match

An amazing match that forced those in attendance at Hard Rock Stadium to do more than “oooooh.” Above all, the wonders of Grigor Dimitrov who, after overtaking Carlos Alcaraz by getting out of the path of Jannik Sinner and allowing him to race to second place, has proven that he is having an extraordinary second youth. The physicality, the shots, the confidence, a player for whom consistency has always been his Achilles' heel. The match was fairly close, with a first set where there were break points on both sides but with the better Bulgarian turning it into a set point and closing it out 6-4. In the second set, the Bulgarian was aggressive again, saving himself from a break in the early stages and going from 30-0 to 30-30 in the sixth game, with the German serving. On the contrary, in the seventh it is Sasha who approaches the 40-0 advantage, but a beautiful forehand pass from Grisha stops his ambitions. The risk is for the German at 5-4, and from 0-30 he recovers and holds for 5-5 in the next game, it is Zverev who regains his advantage. Dimitrov is two match points away but the world No. 5 wins the tiebreak as he goes up to 4-1 and then closes out. It would all be replayed in the third set, in a still very tight set where the balance was broken in the fateful seventh game as the former world No. 3 Bulgarian won a break to take a 4-3 lead and then closed by holding serve at zero for the final 6-4.

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Yannick on the Bulgarian

“Gregor plays great tennis, and we saw that against Alcaraz – said Sinner, who was 2-1 up in the previous matches – said Sinner, who was 2-1 up in the previous matches – he is in very good condition physically; “He can be dangerous from midfield or forward, and his hands are extraordinary. He can really do whatever he wants, we have to be very careful.”

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