Grigor Dimitrov and Novak Djokovic play to score 4:6, 3:4 in the grand final of the Masters series tournament in the French capital, Paris. The meeting in the Bersi hall starts at 16:00 and you will be able to follow it live on the website Gong.bg.
1:0 The match started with a serve by the Bulgarian. The first play sent out, and then Djokovic hit the net and the score was 15:15. Grisho had problems with scoring the first serve, it came to 30:30. Djokovic made a backhand error, but then took the point after the longest game to date – 40:40 already in the first game. Grigor then finally hit a powerful first serve and made it as difficult as possible for the Serbian, then managed to win his serve and take the lead.
1:1 Djokovic started with an ace, then made an unprovoked error, sending the ball into the out – 15:15. The Serbian was again unconvincing and Grisho took the point. And this game went to 30:30. Grigor showed incredible defense, but in the end, Djokovic came to the net and released a short ball that the Bulgarian could not handle. He then won his serve after a strong serve.
2:1 The game did not start well for Grigor Dimitrov, who still had problems with his first serve. Djokovic led with 30:15, but the Haskovic managed to score a powerful opening shot and equalized. Then he took the lead by leaving no chances to the opponent with an excellent forehand. A good play followed, in which Grisho controlled the situation and managed to win the game.
2:2 The Serbian started with a double fault. After that, he was not convincing again and Grisho took the initiative with 30:0. Djokovic came forward and got back in the game with a great volley. A strong kick-off followed and 30:30. Nole was able to close his play.
3:2 The Bulgarian was also not decisive on his serve from the start of the match. The game reached 30:30, and then Grisho came forward to the net and pressed Djokovic, who sent the ball out. So Grisho got a chance to win his serve and he did it with a good serve that Djokovic couldn’t return.
3:3 Grigor was unable to cope with his opponent’s serves and trailed by 0:30. Then he also sends the ball into the net. Djokovic had no problems closing his serve to zero.
3:4 and breakthrough for Nole! The Haskovic continued to have problems with her first serve as Djokovic got more and more into a rhythm. He even took the lead with 30:15 because of Grigor’s overpowered forehand. Then our first racket went to the net and made it. The Bulgarian sent the ball out and gave the world number 1 the first chance for a breakthrough. The breakthrough came after a mistake by Grisho.
3:5 Djokovic quickly took the lead with 30:0. After that, he reached two more points without difficulty and consolidated his breakthrough at zero.
4:5 However, Grigor had serious problems with his service game, despite this he managed to take the lead with 30:15. Joker managed to equalize again after a mistake by the Bulgarian. A new 40:40 tie was reached. Grisho did an excellent job and still took the game.
4:6 and a set for Djokovic! The world number 1 took the lead in the break, but then Grisho responded with a wonderful attack to equalize. It was tied again at 30:30 after a game of 33 shots and great play on our first racket. Nole scored a strong first serve and took the lead, but the Bulgarian did not give up and brought the game to 40:40. Two points followed for Djokovic, who won the set.
1:0 Grisho started the second set well with a convincing service game.
1:1 The game went to 15:15, but then Djokovic took full control and led 40:15 after an excellent forehand, and after a ball into the net from Grisho, he was able to level the game in the second set.
2:1 A mistake by Grigor gave the Serbian the lead. He equalized after a powerful smash. Haskovlia managed to take the lead after a ball in an out by the Joker. He increased his lead and then closed his play.
2:2 Nole managed to take a 30-0 lead, despite making a mistake on the first serve. Grigor Dimitrov then returned to the game after an unprovoked error by his opponent. After a beautiful play, the Bulgarian sent the ball out with a little, and so the world number 1 took the lead with 40:15, and then won his service game.
2:3 and a breakthrough for the Serbian! Grisho quickly took the lead with 30:0. However, there were problems after that and Djokovic was able to level at 30:30. Good forehand play, however, gave the Bulgarian tennis player a new lead, after which it was tied at 40:40. Grisho had a lead but then dropped it. A new mistake gave the Serbian a chance to break through. A fourth consecutive unforced error gave the game and the break to Nole.
2:4 Djokovic managed to consolidate his break with a game to zero. No problems for the Serb.
3:4 Another unprovoked mistake by Grigor made it 15:15. A new one gave the world number 1 an advance. Djokovic received a new break point. Still, the Bulgarian managed to equalize 40:40. Our first rocket even took the lead after a good attack and a ball out by the opponent. Grigor’s first serve was again not good, but he scored a not bad second and entered a play that ended with a ball in the net by the Serbian. So Dimitrov took his play and stayed in the match.