Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov Gets off to Strong Start at 2016 Brisbane Tennis Tournament

Sports | January 3, 2016, Sunday // 15:44|  views

Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria returns the ball to David Ferrer of Spain during their round of sixteen match at the BNP Paribas 2015 Masters tennis tournament in Paris, France, 05 November 2015. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Bulgaria’s top tennis player Grigor Dimitrov and his doubles partner Kei Nishikori (Japan) have defeated the tandem of Lukas Dlouhy (Czech Republic) and Dominic Thiem (Austria) on the first day of the season-opening Brisbane International tournament on Sunday.

Dimitrov and Nishikori needed less than an hour and a half to win 7-6, 6-2 and go to the quarter-finals. There they will meet either the French duo Nicolas Mahut- Pierre-Hugues Herbert or Thomaz Bellucci (Brazil) and Steve Johnson (USA).

On Monday, Dimitrov will clash with fifth-seeded Gilles Simon (France) in singles.

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