There are no end of surprises at the tournament in China. Today, the matches for placement in the quarterfinals were played, and the Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov qualified for the quarterfinals of the masters in Shanghai.
Dimitrov defeated the second player of the world, the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, after three sets, 5:7, 6:2, 6:4. At the beginning, Alcaraz won in an uncertain set 5-7, after that the Bulgarian improved his game and won the other two sets much easier than Alcaraz.
Somehow, at the end of the match, Alcaraz seemed as if he was not interested in the match and as if he didn't care that he lost. A great game by the Bulgarian and somewhat unexpectedly easily beat the second player in the world, Alcaraz.
Alcaraz seems to be in a bit of a slump, he just couldn't get his game going today. We remind you that earlier in the tournament that was held in Beijing, he was eliminated in the semi-finals. Considering the kind of player Alcaraz is and that he is the first seed of the tournament, this placement is a failure for him.
Dimitrov showed exceptional mental strength and from the role of an outsider reached the quarterfinals
Dimitrov, the 19th ranked tennis player in the world, won in two hours and 10 minutes. He broke in the fifth game of the first set for 3:2.
Alcaraz fought back, breaking his serve in the 10th and 12th games and taking the lead in the match. Dimitrov played better in the continuation, in the first and seventh games he broke and won the second set. It was obvious that both players were nervous before the decisive third set.
In the decisive set, the Bulgarian tennis player took Alcaraz's serve in the third game, kept the advantage of the break until the end and after the second match point advanced to the quarterfinals. He showed exceptional mental strength when it was most needed and with the weight of an underdog, he pushed out the best young player in the world.
reports Beta. The end of the tournament is coming, and we will see a lot of good matches. He will play against the Chilean Nicolas Jarry, who earlier today defeated the Argentinian Diego Schwartzman 6:3, 5:7, 6:3. Surely the biggest surprise of this tournament in China is the bad game of Carlos Alcaraz.