World number 19 Grigor Dimitrov will meet world number 22 Denis Shapovalov in the first round at the Cincinnati Masters.
In 34 matches played this season, Dimitrov managed to win 20 of them. The year 2022 began by reaching the semi-finals of the Melbourne Summer Group, falling to Maxime Crissy in a tough match 7-5, 7-6 (9). The former world number three advanced to the Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals, where he was defeated by Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-3. The Bulgarian also qualified for the quarter-finals of the Indian Wells Masters and Delray Beach Open.
Shapovalov got off to a great start by helping his native Canada win the ATP Cup. He then defeated the 23-year-old Alexander Zverev in straight sets to go to the Australian Open semi-finals. He nearly defeated Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals, forcing him to a five-set match. Al-Kindi’s plans have not been realized since then. To his credit, he advanced to the semi-finals of the Italian Open by defeating Rafael Nadal, the semi-finals of the Dubai Open, the quarter-finals of the Qatar Open, and the semi-finals of the Italian Open. Apart from that, Shapovalov lost several matches in the first round and never progressed past the second round of the tournament.
Details of the match between Grigor Dimitrov and Denis Shapovalov
Competition: Cincinnati Open
Date: August 16
circular: turn of 64
place: Cincinnati, USA
category: ATP 1000
cash prize: $970.020
Grigor Dimitrov vs Denis Shapovalov head to head
Grigor Dimitrov leads 2-1 against Denis Shapovalov in a head-to-head match.
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Grigor Dimitrov against Denis Shapovalov’s predictions
Shapovalov has been out of his game lately and has piled on unforced errors due to his high stakes game. Dimitrov will be composed more of the two and will be able to advance to the second round.
Prediction: Dimitrov wins 3 sets
Denis Shapovalov the last three performances
- Canadian Open: Round of 64 – L. De Minor 5-7, 6-7 (4)
- Fateh City: Round 32 – liters. Wolf 2-6, 7-6 (5), 3-6
- Wimbledon: Round of 64 – liters. Nakashima 2-6, 6-4, 1-6, 6-7 (6)
Grigor Dimitrov’s last three performances
- Canadian Open: Round of 32 – liters. De Minor 6-7 (4), 5-7
- Canadian Open: Round of 64 – b. Gallarno 6-4, 7-5
- Fatah City: Round of 16. Korda 6-4, 1-6, 2-6
Broadcast and live broadcast details
- United States – Tennis Channel
- United Kingdom – Tennis TV (Live)
- Australia – beIN Sports
- Canada – TSN
- India – Discovery / Tennis TV
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