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Dimitrov, Kyrgios Fight For First Masters 1000 Crown

Dimitrov leads FedEx ATP Head2Head series 1-0

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Kyrgios vs. Dimitrov

No. 7 seed Grigor Dimitrov and unseeded Nick Kyrgios will meet at the Western & Southern Open on Sunday in the biggest final of their respective careers. Not since Guillermo Canas defeated Andy Roddick at 2002 Toronto have two first-time ATP Masters 1000 finalists met for an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title. The Bulgarian and Aussie are also contesting the first Masters 1000, Nitto ATP Finals or Grand Slam championship match between players born in the 1990s.

Dimitrov lost three Masters 1000 and two Grand Slam semi-finals before breaking through Saturday with a 7-6(4), 7-6(10) win over John Isner. The 26-year-old has been broken once all week, posting four straight wins for the first time since starting the season 16-1.

Dimitrov has won one ATP World Tour 500 and five ATP World Tour 250 titles, while Kyrgios has won one ATP World Tour 500 and two ATP World Tour 250 titles. Both Dimitrov and Kyrgios are 23-6 on hard courts in 2017, tying them with Roger Federer and Jack Sock for most wins on the surface this season.

Kyrgios, who also won his semi-final in two tie-breaks, bids to become the first unseeded Cincinnati champion in the Open Era and the first unseeded Masters 1000 champion since David Nalbandian at 2007 Paris. The World No. 23 would be the lowest-ranked Cincinnati champion since No. 49 Tom Gorman in 1975 and Masters 1000 champion since No. 26 Ivan Ljubicic at 2010 Indian Wells. Kyrgios, 22, is the youngest Cincinnati finalist since Novak Djokovic in 2009 and would be the youngest Cincinnati champion since Andy Murray one year earlier.

No. 3 seeds Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares face No. 5 seeds Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut in a doubles final featuring the last two US Open champions. Either Murray or Mahut will win his 20th ATP World Tour doubles title. Murray also seeks his first Masters 1000 title. Herbert and Mahut are 5-1 in ATP Masters 1000 finals, including a title last week in Montreal.

ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS BETWEEN PLAYERS BORN IN 1990S

YEAR TOURNAMENT LEVEL FINAL

2017 Cincinnati 1000 Grigor Dimitrov vs. Nick Kyrgios

2017 Munich 250 Alexander Zverev d. Guido Pella

2017 Rio de Janeiro 500 Dominic Thiem d. Pablo Carreno Busta

2017 Memphis 250 Ryan Harrison d. Nikoloz Basilashvili

2017 Sofia 250 Grigor Dimitrov d. David Goffin

2016 Tokyo 500 Nick Kyrgios d. David Goffin

2016 Metz 250 Lucas Pouille d. Dominic Thiem

2016 Nice 250 Dominic Thiem d. Alexander Zverev

2016 Istanbul 250 Diego Schwartzman d. Grigor Dimitrov

2016 Marrakech 250 Federico Delbonis d. Borna Coric

2016 Acapulco 500 Dominic Thiem d. Bernard Tomic

2015 Gstaad 250 Dominic Thiem d. David Goffin

2014 Washington 500 Milos Raonic d. Vasek Pospisil

2014 Kitzbuehel 250 David Goffin d. Dominic Thiem

EMIRATES ATP RANKING POINTS AND PRIZE MONEY

Western & Southern Open

Champion

Finalist

Ranking Points

1,000

600

Singles Prize Money

$954,225

$467,880

Doubles Prize Money

$295,500

$144,670

INFOSYS ATP SCORES & STATS

Western & Southern Open

[7] Grigor Dimitrov

Nick Kyrgios

Aces

36

57

1st-Serve Percentage

67% (179 of 268)

61% (206 of 339)

1st-Serve Points Won

82% (147 of 179)

88% (182 of 206)

2nd-Serve Points Won

61% (54 of 89)

54% (72 of 133)

Service Games Won

98% (41 of 42)

95% (54 of 57)

Break Points Saved

90% (9 of 10)

80% (12 of 15)

1st-Serve Return Points Won

27% (43 of 160)

26% (50 of 193)

2nd-Serve Return Points Won

48% (51 of 106)

46% (79 of 170)

Return Games Won

20.0% (8 of 40)

19.6% (11 of 56)

Break Points Converted

34.8% (8 of 23)

35.5% (11 of 31)

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