Monday, September 26, 2011

Dimitrov and Haase winners in Thailand

Dimitrov and Haase winners in Thailand

Grigor Dimitrov upset Ivan Dodig 6-2, 7-5 in the opening round of the PTT Thailand Open.

Dimitrov won 73% of his service points and hit four aces to record his 14th match win of the season.

"I thought it was a great match today," said Dimitrov. "I'm still overcoming the jetlag, but I hope to do well here as I was really looking forward to playing in Bangkok. It has been a great experience so far.

"My game is improving, after a couple of rough months, but I am working hard and trying to progress. Today, it all kind of clicked into place."

Robin Haase scored a 6-3, 7-6(1) victory over Kittipong Wachiramanowong.

Haase broke serve four times from 11 opportunities and won 83% of points on first serve for victory in 83 minutes.

“I was a break up in the second set and thought I was going to win it easy because I was playing much better than him,” admitted Haase. “But on the big points he played some great shots. I knew that I didn’t need to worry if it got into a tie-break because I knew I had more experience than him and that was the really big advantage for me today.”

Source ATP