Dimitrov, Ferrer Make Winning Starts At Wimbledon
Wimbledon, Great Britain
by ATP Staff|
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World No. 13 Grigor Dimitrov claimed his fifth grass-court win in a row on Monday as he reached the second round of The Championships at Wimbledon with a 7-6(3), 6-1, 6-2 victory over American qualifier Ryan Harrison.
The Bulgarian came into Wimbledon on the back of winning his first ATP World Tour grass-court title at The Queen’s Club, saving one match point to beat Feliciano Lopez in the final. Dimitrov continued his good form as he converted four of seven break points and hit 36 winners, beating Harrison in one hour and 41 minutes.
The 23-year-old Dimitrov is looking to reach the third round at Wimbledon for the first time in five appearances and goes on to face World No. 236 Luke Saville, who upset Austrian Dominic Thiem 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.
David Ferrer, a quarter-finalist at Wimbledon in the past two years, opened his campaign with a 6-0, 6-7(3), 6-1, 6-1 victory over countryman Pablo Carreno Busta. The No. 60-ranked Carreno Busta won his second ATP Challenger Tour title of the season in Morocco at the weekend.
The 32-year-old Ferrer was hampered in his grass-court preparations, withdrawing from the Topshelf Open due to illness. But he started strongly on Monday and wrapped up victory in two hours and 20 minutes, hitting 41 winners to just 14 unforced errors.