Grigor Dimitrov returned to the world top 20! Novak Djokovic continues to hold the first place.
Here are the ATP Rankings (singles), as of 2 March 2020:
1. Novak Djokovic (SRB)
2. Rafael Nadal (ESP)
3. Dominic Thiem (AUT)
4. Roger Federer (SUI)
5. Daniil Medvedev (RUS)
6. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE)
7. Alexander Zverev (GER)
Grigor Dimitrov defeated the No.3 Stan Wawrinka 6: 4, 6: 4 in the 1/4 finals of the Acapulco Tennis Tournament to reach the semifinals of the tournament in an hour and 25 minutes of play.
With this victory, Dimitrov improved to 11-2 at this event and also kept alive his hopes of winning his second Acapulco Open title, Essentially Sports reported.
After a big fight in two singles, Dusan Lajovic and Novak Djokovic brought two points to our team, victories over Karen Khachanov and Daniil Medvedev.
It was a magical performance by Lajovic against Khachanov 7: 5, 7: 6 (1), and then two hours and 47 minutes of Djokovic's incredible fight with Medvedev followed, in which he celebrated with 6: 1, 5: 7, 6: 4.
Serbian World No. 1 had reached fourth-round winning three matches in straight sets, but his performance in fighting for quarterfinals was not on his usual level due to shoulder injury.
Novak looked pale during the most part of the match, with major oscillations in his game, while he asked for medical time-out and a massage after the second set when Wawrinka made a big turnaround.
Wawrinka caused the 14th loss of the Bulgarian in 2019.
Record low results for Grigor Dimitrov after another disappointment on the court.
The 34-year-old Wawrinka beat Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-4 on Monday to set up his third meeting with Khachanov, the sixth seed at the Canadian ATP Masters 1000 event.
Stan Wawrinka edged Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-6 (6), 5-7, 6-4, 3-6, 8-6 on Sunday after 5 hours, 9 minutes to reach the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in two years.
The 24th-seeded Wawrinka saved 22 of 27 break points, including 8 of 8 in the fifth set, against No. 6 seed Tsitsipas.
Bulgaria's best tennis player Grigor Dimitrov scored a difficult victory 6-7 (3), 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3 over Croatian No. 11 seed Marin Cilic and qualified for the third round of Roland Garros tennis tournament. Dimitrov will play for the fourth time in his career in the third round of the French Open where he will face Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland).