Grigor Dimitrov vs Alexandr Dolgopolov Preview – Wimbledon 2014 Round 3

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Budding Bulgaria talent Grigor Dimitrov wasted no time on Center Court on Wednesday afternoon to secure his spot in the third round of the tournament. Following two mild contests to open up his campaign, Dimitrov will meet resurgent Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov for a spot in the fourth round of The Championships. This is the third time they meet on the professional circuit, but should have been the fourth had Dolgopolov not withdrawn from their most recent meeting at Queen’s Club several weeks ago.  The Dimitrov vs Dolgopolov Head-to-Head is tied at 1-1.

11th seed Grigor Dimitrov played a comfortable match on Wednesday afternoon to secure his spot in the third round of the tournament. The Bulgarian defeated Luke Saville 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to conclude his first ever match on Center Court in dominant fashion. He hit 11 aces, 3 double faults, as well as 38 winners to just 16 unforced errors. Grigor also won 19 of 22 points at the net and needed four break points to secure the victory.

21st seed Alexandr Dolgopolov rallied from a set down to defeat Germany’s Benjamin Becker 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the third round of The Championships. While it was a tighter match than his opener against Samuel Groth, it was still a strong showing from the Ukrainian.

This is the third time these two competitors will meet on the professional tour, with the series tied at 1-1. Dimitrov received a walkover in their most recent scheduled meeting at Queen’s Club before finishing his week with the title.  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 Four Sets

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At Queen’s Club they should meet but Dolgopolov  did not appear to match.