ATP Madrid - Grigor Dimitrov vs. Javier Marti (20:30 BST)

Grigor Dimitrov (credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Grigor Dimitrov takes on Javier Marti tonight at the 2013 Mutua Madrid Open (20:30 BST start).

Dimitrov's matches are attracting a lot of attention these days after his performances at all three of the Masters events so far this season. In Indian Wells, he tested Novak Djokovic early on and he should have won the first set against Andy Murray in Miami. At Monte-Carlo, Dimitrov stunned Janko Tipsarevic en route to the quarter-finals where he pushed Rafael Nadal to three sets in a hugely impressive performance.

It means he's now inside the world's top 30 and will be seeded at the French Open later this month. However, in the Masters events he remains a dangerous floater and Djokovic will be keeping a keen eye on this one as he awaits the winner in round two. A Djokovic-Dimitrov clash on clay is an very enticing prospect.  

21-year-old Marti received a wildcard for the main draw but he would have struggled to make it into qualifying directly with his current ranking of 202. Marti won a futures event in Italy last month but he's not in the same class as Dimitrov.

He was heavily beaten in the first round of a clay-court challenger in Turkey a few weeks ago and lost in qualifying for Barcelona to Dmitry Tursunov in three sets although that was an impressive display as Tursunov went on to beat David Ferrer in the main draw.

Prediction: Dimitrov in three.

comments powered by Disqus

All Tennis News

Recent Tennis Articles

More Stories

Recent Articles

  • Man Utd complete Daley Blind signing

    Manchester United have completed the signing of Daley Blind from Ajax Amsterdam....

  • Arsenal FC blasted for missing out on Man Utd-bound Radamel Falcao

    Jamie Redknapp and Jamie Carragher have both expressed their dismay at Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger after Monaco striker Radamel Falcao agreed a transfer deadline day move to Manchester United....

  • Carvalho to Arsenal FC? Alli to Liverpool FC? Cleverley to leave Man Utd? Monday's transfer round-up

    Monday's round up of the top transfer stories from the past 24 hours ahead of the summer transfer window closing......

  • Hull City sign 'fantastic' Abel Hernandez for club record fee

    Hull City manager Steve Bruce has hailed new club record signing Abel Hernandez as a "fantastic" addition to his squad....

  • Man Utd boosted by Daley Blind and Angel Di Maria deals - Juan Mata

    Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has welcomed Daley Blind to the club....

  • Burnley FC sign Chelsea FC midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah on loan

    Burnley have completed the signing of Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah on loan until January....

  • Liverpool FC accept £13m bid for Fabio Borini from QPR - report

    Liverpool have reportedly accepted a £13million bid from Queens Park Rangers for striker Fabio Borini....

  • Man Utd to launch Kevin Strootman bid - report

    Manchester United will reportedly launch a bid to sign Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman during the January transfer window....

  • Chelsea FC goalkeeper Petr Cech not ruling out move

    Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech on Monday afternoon refused to rule out a late move away from the club....

More Stories

Latest News



Share this with your friends

To:
From:
Your comments:

ATP Madrid - Grigor Dimitrov vs. Javier Marti (20:30 BST)

Grigor Dimitrov takes on Javier Marti tonight at the 2013 Mutua Madrid Open (20:30 BST start).

Read more »

Log In or Sign up

Facebook User?

You can use your facebook account to sign up with Live streaming sport.

Connect with facebook
Remember me.
Did you forget your password?