Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov defeated Australian Bernard Tomic to reach the second round of the ABN Amro tournament in Rotterdam, winning in three sets 6-3 3-6 6-3.
Dimitrov, who reached the Brisbane final this year, eventually losing to Murray, proved to be the better player overall. Despite the standard of today’s tennis wasn’t extremely high, the Bulgarian managed to regroup after dropping the second set. The key in the decider was Dimitrov’s serve, who captured 86 percent of points after his first serve found it’s mark. After one hour and 33 minutes, he advanced into round two, where he will face either Nikolay Davydenko or Florian Mayer.
Out of the tournament is no.7 seed Jerzy Janowicz of Poland after losing to Romanian Victor Hanescu in straight sets 7-6 (4) 6-3.
Janowicz, who worked his way into the spotlight at last year’s BNP Paribas Open in Paris by reaching the final, dropped his serve twice against the Romanian. After one hour and 32 minutes, Hanescu booked his place in the second round, where he will square off against the winner of the match between Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra.