Grigor Dimitrov beat American Steve Johnson in the Abierto de Tennis Mifel presentado por Cinemex with a score of 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-6 (5).
“I knew I had to be ready for everything. It was a pretty good first set from me. Then in the second, I had my chances. He started serving better. It was just harder to return well, and then again in the third, he played a good game to break me when I was serving [for the match]. The tie-break was super tight.”
The next to face Dimitrov to claim a place in the quarter-finals is Guido Pella.
“He’s been playing great tennis. Lefty. I can expect anything from him, but right now I’m really focussed on my side of the net. This is the more important thing. I’ve worked on a lot of things in the past months. I feel that slowly but surely I’m getting back to a good rhythm.”
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