Australian Open: Grigor Dimitrov holds nerve to end Nick Kyrgios’s run
Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov saved his cool within the Rod Laver Arena maelstrom to knock house favorite Nick Kyrgios out of the Australian Open in a fourth-round thriller on Sunday.
Third seed Dimitrov absorbed 76 winners and struck 64 of his personal to edge a scintillating duel 7-6(3) 7-6(4) 4-6 7-6(4).
Kyrgios fought till the end, breaking again when Dimitrov served for the match at 5-3 within the fourth set however Dimitrov booked a quarter-final spot within the evening’s third tiebreak when he fired a chic forehand winner.
Defeat for Kyrgios means Australia’s lengthy anticipate a males’s champion at their house slam will lengthen to a 43rd yr.
Dimitrov will play British participant Kyle Edmund for a spot in his second successive semi-final in Melbourne.