I was late 10 minutes and Grigor Dimitrov was leading 5-0
This guy was playing extremely good at these moments and his agressive shots were imposible for Zorlu. The second set began with a break for Turk 1-3, but Dimitrov woke up and didn't give another game, 6-3. Our young talent (16 years) impressed me very much with his attacking style, beautiful one-hand backhand, agressive forehand and good baseline play. If he continues in this way i can see him in top 100-150, like his Spanish coach promised. He is at top 10 in juniors at the moment, and he is our big hope for the future.
In the second rubber Enev started the match with a break vs Ilhan and clinched the 1st set with another one, 6-2. Basically this match was different, because both players played long rallies. In the 1st set Ilhan made a lot of errors, after Enev was returning everything. In the second set Ilhan broke (1*-0), but Enev rebroke immediately. Ilhan was struggling with his left wrist, but managed to stay in the match until 3-3. Ilhan produced some really good winners, while Enev was frustrasted that he couldn't return well. Despite this, Enev broke for 5-3 and served for the match. He faced a break point, but saved it and took the win. Bulgaria clinched the tie and recorded 4th consecutive win. Bulgarian doubles won the last rubber, and with this clear win Bulgaria managed to return to Euro/Africa Zone, Group II. Tomorrow is the match vs Zimbabwe.
1. Bulgaria 4 - 0 (11-1)
2. Montenegro 3 - 1 (8-4)
3. Turkey 2 - 2 (7-5)
4. Madagascar 2 - 2 (7-5)
5. Code D'Ivoire 1 - 3 (2-10)
6. Zimbabwe 0 - 4 (1-11)
place, country, won ties/lost ties, won matches/lost matches
Montenegro, Turkey and Madagascar will fight for the second place (which gives promotion to Euro/Africa Zone, Group II).
Bulgaria vs Zimbabwe
Turkey vs Cote D'Ivoire
Montenegro vs Madagascar
Bulgaria and Turkey with clear wins according to me, and Montenegro and Madagascar will fight for the second place. Turkey has chances if they win 3-0, and Montenegro loss.