Bulgaria's most successful tennis player Grigor Dimitrov lost by 2:6, 4:6 to world's number 1 Novak Djokovic at the quarter final of China Open tournament in Beijing.
In spite the loss, Dimitrov gained 90 points in the world rankings.
This was Dimitrov's third in a row and fifth total loss to Djokovic out of six matches against him.
Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying defied pro-democracy protesters' demands to step down by Friday, with pressure also increasing from Leung's backers in Beijing over one of the most serious political challenges they have faced in decades.
Bulgaria's most successful tennis player, Grigor Dimitrov, qualified for the quarter final of the China Open tournament in Beijing.
He held a victory over Spain's Pablo Andujar, scoring 6:4, 6:4.
At the quarter final Dimitrov will face Novak Djokovic who has won all his matches in China Open so far.
BEIJING - World's best tennis player Novak Djokovic will cross rackets with Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov in the Beijing ATP quarterfinal on Friday, as Dimitrov beat Spain's Pablo Andujar Alba in the Thursday match, 6-4, 6-4.
Djokovic and Dimitrov have so far played five matches and the Serbian player has the upper hand over his Bulgarian colleague with the score at 4-1.
BEIJING - Serbian female tennis player Ana Ivanovic qualified for the Beijing WTA semifinal on Thursday as her opponent in the quarterfinal match, Romania's Simona Halep, withdrew due to health problems.
In the semifinal match, Ivanovic will cross rackets with the winner of all-Russia match between Maria Sharapova and Svetlana Kuznetsova.
BEIJING - Serbia's Viktor Troicki did not make it to the quarterfinal at the ATP tournament in Beijing after he was outplayed by Czech Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday.
This year's Beijing defending champion is world No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia, who reached the quarterfinal on Wednesday beating Canadian Vasek Pospisil 6-3, 7-5.
Photo Tanjug, M. Jelesijevic (archive)
BEIJING - Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Filip Krajinovic reached the doubles quarterfinal at the ATP tournament in Beijing after the withdrawal of Latvian Ernest Gulbis and Polish Marcin Matkowski in the first round on Thursday.
Djokovic/Krajinovic are next to take on Italian-Argentinean pair Fabio Fognini/Leonardo Mayer.
BEIJING - World number one Novak Djokovic made his way into the quarterfinals at the ATP tournament in Beijing, after defeating Canadian Vasek Pospisil in straight sets 6-3, 7-5 on Wednesday.
This was Djokovic's 21st consecutive victory at the tournament in Beijing, which he has won four times so far.
BELGRADE - Serbia's tennis player Ana Ivanovic is through to the third round of the WTA tournament in Beijing beating Romina Oprandi of Switzerland 6-4, 6-2 on Tuesday.
Ivanovic is next to take on German Sabine Lisicki, who bested Canadian Eugenie Bouchard 6-2, 6-4.
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