Following his thrilling comeback his semi-final contest against second seed Andy Murray, budding Bulgarian talent Grigor Dimitrov will contest his first final of the season against towering South African Kevin Anderson at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco.
Dimitrov, 22, picked up one of the most impressive wins of his professional career, when he rallied from a set down to defeat British No. 1 Andy Murray 4-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(3). Dimitrov needed two tiebreakers in the final two sets, creating nail-biting tension for the crowd in attendance, yet he managed to snatch the victory to arrive at his first ATP World Tour final of the season.
Anderson toppled last week’s Rio Open finalist Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-1, 5-7, 6-4 to reach the final of the Mexican Open in his debut at the event – his second ATP World Tour final in as many weeks. The 27 year old hit 19 aces and converted 3/13 break points to earn the victory in exactly two hours of court-time.
“I’m really excited about the match I just played,” said Anderson. “I thought I got off to a good start. It was really difficult in the second set, he was hanging in there, created a chance and took it. I was happy with the way I finished in the third. It’s the first time I’ve been in finals consecutive weeks. It feels great.”
The final of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel takes place Saturday evening.