Grigor’s dream run continues

Henry

Grigor Dimitrov is certainly enjoying a dream run in Miami. The Bulgarian player first dealt with Carlos Alcaraz in the quarter-finals, after which he beat Alexander Zverev in the semi-finals 6-4, 6-7 and 6-4.

Next, Jannik Sinner awaits him in the final of the Miami Open.

Oh yes, he also ranks among the top ten players in the official ATP rankings for the first time in more than 250 weeks.

“I’m running my own career race these days. There were many things happening behind the scenes; very hard work. I always believed in myself and gave my best. These latest performances are simply the icing on the cake,” said Dimitrov.

However, he admits that it was not easy to get Zverev’s ears on.

“Neither player stood up for the other and after the first set Alexander started to play better. He was on another level in the second set and the hatchet pot; I was under intense pressure.

“In the deciding set he had a chance to take the lead, but I hit well and played my shots. In the end, I left my mark better on the matchup and I was able to dictate the game.”

In the other semi-final, Sinner finished with Daniil Medvedev at a trot. The final score was 6-1 and 6-2 in favor of the Australian Open champion.

“I was at ease and felt very good on the track. Overall, I’m very happy with my performance,” said Sinner.

It will be the young Italian’s third appearance in the final of the Miami Open on Sunday.

Results:

Grigor Dimitrov beat Alexander Zverev 6-4, 6-7 and 6-4

Jannik Sinner beat Daniil Medvedev 6-1 and 6-2