Former World No. 3 Grigor Dimitrov insisted it wasn’t easy to play against Alex Bolt after beating Australian Dimitrov, sown at No. 18, on Wednesday at Melbourne Park, giving Bolt one 7-6 (1) 6-1 6-2 defeat to advance to the third round at the Australian Open

After losing the opening point of the first set, Dimitrov won seven points in a row to win the opener. After losing a tight first set, Bolt’s game fell apart when Dimitrov led 5-0 in the second set went before he was eliminated for the set in game seven

The Bulgarian also deserved two breaks in the third set to score an outright win “It’s been a long way the last two or three months I’m just very happy to get through it is never easy against a local crowd-pleaser, “said Dimitrov on the Australian Open website

World No 21 Dimitrov is now facing a tough clash in the third round, as he will next face No 15 seed Carreno Busta

Dimitrov’s best result at the Australian Open came in 2017 when he reached the semifinals before losing to Rafael Nadal in five sets.In the meantime, Bernard Tomic says he’s happy with where he is now, Tomic doing it after qualifying for the Australian Open had managed to secure a place in the main draw, lost in the second round to Denis Shapovalov 6: 1, 6: 3, 6: 2

“No matter where I am, I know I’m pretty good, in good shape after playing tennis for about eight months I couldn’t ask for more As I said, four games in a Grand Slam (including qualifications) winning is almost too good to be true for me at this stage, “said Tomic after losing to Shapovalov, as Ravi Ubha revealed

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