Dimitrov posts quick ATP win at Brisbane

Dec. 30, 2013 at 7:08 AM   |   Comments

| License Photo
BRISBANE, Australia, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- No. 5-seeded Grigor Dimitrov was on the court less than an hour Monday in opening his 2014 season with a first-round win at the Brisbane International.

Dimitrov pounded out six aces and didn't face a break point in a 6-2, 6-3 win over Robin Haase that took just 58 minutes. Dimitrov claimed 21-of-23 points when he landed his first serve and lost seven points over nine games serving.

Sam Querrey got the first upset of the tournament, ousting No. 7-seeded Dmitry Tursunov 7-5, 6-4. Querrey had 18 aces and one double fault while winning 74 percent of the points on serve.

Marinko Matosevic took a 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) decision over Julien Benneteau in a match that lasted 2 hours, 41 minutes. Both players had four breaks, including one each in the third set to force the tiebreaker.

Marin Cilic came away a 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 winner over Denis Istomin, with his third-set break the only time either player dropped serve in the match. Jarkko Nieminen saved five break points in a 6-2, 6-3 win over James Duckworth in Monday's other first-rounder.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
Michael Sam cut from the Dallas Cowboys Michael Sam cut from the Dallas Cowboys
Jameis Winston expected to declare for the 2015 NFL Draft Jameis Winston expected to declare for the 2015 NFL Draft
Avs, Panthers meet in battle of struggling clubs
Cornish among CFL players of the week
NBA Game Summary - Memphis at Dallas
Trending News
Around the Web