A highly compelling quarter-final match is scheduled to take place between budding Bulgarian talent Grigor Dimitrov and resurgent Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov. This marks the third time these two competitors meet on the professional tour, with the head-to-head series tied at 1-1. Now the rubber match will determine who will take the lead in the series.
World No. 13 Grigor Dimitrov began his week at Queen’s Club with a straight set victory over James Ward. He would follow up with a 7-6, 6-4 win over Edouard Roger-Vasselin. He hit 15 aces and just three double faults in that fantastic performance and will likely carry that momentum forth into his upcoming match against Dolgopolov.
World No. 19 Alexandr Dolgopolov began his opening round match at the Aegon Championships with a 7-6(3) 7-6(7) victory over Denis Istomin, and had an even easier match in his third round encounter against Jarkko Nieminen, who retired from the contest trailing 6-4, 4-2. Dolgopolov was leading with 11 aces and 82 % of his first service points to win the match in 52 minutes.
This is the third time these two competitors will meet on the professional tour, with the series tied at 1-1. Dimitrov won their more recent encounter in Basel last season, and will hold the advantage this time around. The Bulgarian seems to have adjusted well on grass and will likely control the majority of the contest against the Ukrainian.
Prediction: Grigor Dimitrov in Three Sets