Bulgaria's Dimitrov Defeats Gilles Simon for 1st Time in Brisbane

Sports | January 4, 2016, Monday // 09:01|  views

Grigor Dimirov. File photo, EPA/BGNES

After a successful doubles game in Brisbane, Bulgaria's top male tennis player Grigor Dimitrov scored a tough victory against Gilles Simon (France).

This is his first win over Simon out of five times the two have faced each other.

Dimitrov thus made it into the second round of Brisbane International tournament, by defeating the French player 6:3, 7:6 (10).

His next opponent will be either Victor Troicki (Serbia) or Steve Johnson (United States).

The year 2015 was difficult for Dimitrov, who slumped to No. 28 (as of January 04), down from No. 9, in the ATP Ranking, and changed his coach.

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Tags: Grigor Dimitrov, Gilles Simon, ATP World Tour, Brisbane International


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