Grigor Dimitrov is enjoying his time on his debut to the elite event. He is making a show to remember in the UK capital.
If in the first match of the Pete Sampras group he barely won against Thiem, he then demolished Goffin to qualify for the Semi-Finals. Knowing that he already advanced from the Round-Robin stage, the Bulgarian didn’t turn down the engine. He showed that he is hungry for more, as there were still on the line valuable points, prize money and the record against a fellow top 10 player.
He totally destroyed Pablo Carreno Busta, showcasing a masterful performance. He claimed the victory, 6-1, 6-1.
The World number six took Busta by storm, showing that he is not willing to spend too much time on the court. He was everywhere and was varying his shots. He was coming to the net, making volleys, smashes and making the Spaniard to run from one side of the court to another. The alternate player was constantly unbalanced and arriving late to the points.
Dimitrov was making the most of the flexibility of his one-hand backhand, as he was alternating slices with hitting it hard on the lines. He was returning long and World number ten could do nothing but defend.
In the first game of the second set, the number 1 Bulgarian executed a drop-shot, which allured Busta to the net, only to be easily passed in the opposite direction. As the Spaniard jumped to catch the ball, he fell and injured himself.
Grigor made the most of the weak serve of Pablo and was constantly making winners on it.
It was a one sided match, as Carreno could do nothing more than to end the suffering with a forehand outside the court.
Grigor Dimitrov proved his class, as he asked his opponent if the he is OK, showing empathy. He didn’t celebrate the victory too much either, as it wouldn’t have been appropriate when the Spaniard finished the match probably injured.
Baby Fed will next meet the revelation of the tournament, Jack Sock. The American holds the lead in their head to head meetings, 3-1, winning the last 3 encounters.