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Dimitrov caps Madrid Open day with win

May 6, 2013 at 6:34 PM   |   Comments

MADRID, May 6 (UPI) -- Grigor Dimitrov finished off Monday's long schedule with a win at the Mutua Madrid Open that put him in the second round against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic.

Dimitrov, playing the final match of 19 on the schedule, stopped Javier Marti 6-2, 6-4 without facing a break point. He lost only seven points in nine games servicing and advanced with three breaks.

He draws Djokovic, who is 26-2 with three titles this year, in the second round.

No. 11-seeded Nicolas Almagro won the first set 6-4 and moved into the second round when Tobias Kamke retired while 12th-seeded Milos Raonic stopped Nikolay Davydenko 7-5, 7-6 (7-5) and 14th-seeded Kei Nishikori swept past Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 6-2 in 61 minutes.

John Isner survived a lengthy 7-5, 7-6 (10-8) decision over Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, saving the only break point he faced but only converted one of his own four chances. Kevin Anderson was on the court 53 minutes in a 6-2, 6-2 romp over Jesse Levin and Jerzy Janowicz had a solid 6-3, 6-4 win over Sam Querrey.

Other first-round winners Monday were Robin Haase, Florian Mayer, Denis Istomin and Daniel Gimeno-Traver.

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