Dimitrov takes the braid, Muguruza in patroness to Cincinnati
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Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov is relishing his victory against Nick Kyrgios.
Cincinnati — Grigor Dimitrov is offered at 26 years old his first coronation in a Masters 1000 on Sunday at Cincinnati, while Garbine Muguruza has recorded, with his demonstration in the final, main contender at the US Open (August 28-September 10).
Dimitrov did not miss his chance : he who has long been touted as a potential future no. 1 in the world, before wandering off, took advantage of the absence of most of the heavyweights of the circuit to win the seventh title of his career, by far the most important.
The new no. 9 success of the world one week and a final almost perfect : he has not lost a single round to ” Cincy “, and outperformed in the final, Nick Kyrgios, beat them 6-3, 7-5.
The Australian who was playing, as Dimitrov, his first final of a Masters 1000, however, was offered the first ball of breakage of the encounter in the fifth game, but was not benefited.
In the aftermath, Kyrgios, studly, in the quarterfinals, Rafael Nadal, returning Monday to the first place in the world, had lost his service and allowed Dimitrov to take the broad, and then to pocket the first inning on a shutout in 34 minutes.
The two players remained back-to-back in the second inning until the eleventh game, where Dimitrov has fallen in love with Kyrgios, nervous, by his service returns.
“You never know what can happen against him, but I knew what I had to do, and I seized my chance,” he explained.
“This title is important to me, it gives me confidence for the future, but I know that he will have to quickly get back to the job, the goal is to shine at the US Open,” he added.
Despite his defeat, Kyrgios, whose season has been disrupted by an injury to a hip, and yet another failure of motivation, has enjoyed his week : “It is a miracle, when you think of it, where I was there not so long ago, I’m looking forward to the US Open,” said the Australian, who will move from 23rd to 18th place in the world.
This finish is almost historical : for the first time since November 2012 (Paris-Bercy), in a tournament, Masters 1000, no player of the “Big Four” (Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic) did.
The nightmare of Aleppo
On his side, Muguruza has made life a nightmare for Halep, who could snatch the first place in the world, in a final won on the score without call of 6-1, 6-0.
After the no. 1 global, Karolina Pliskova, submerged the day before in the semi-finals (6-3, 6-2), its dauphine in the WTA rankings has not been able to do anything in the face of Muguruza.
The 6th world, the sacred at Wimbledon last month, needed only 57 minutes to win the fifth title of his career, his second of the year.
The Spanish 23-year-old, was asphyxiated input his opponent with an early game side-splitting, in which Halep was never delivered.
At 23 years of age, Muguruza, who is going to jump to the 3rd place world, can in the medium-term aim the place of no. 1 world in a hierarchy of women completely redefined by the long absence of Serena Williams who is expecting her first child.
“These games to issues enable me to produce my best tennis,” she admitted.
It is the same figure as favourite for the US Open.
“We must not believe that because I won here, I’m going to win the US Open, the majors are completely different,” she warned.