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Gstaad QF: Dimitrov beats Kubot 6-3, 6-2

rinnegan
07-20-2012, 10:16 AM
Dimitrov played much better than he did against Brown. He displayed some stellar shot-making in this match. Kubot did not pose any threat and self-disintegrated in the second set. The result was NID.

Good job on making another SF, Grisha! Go for the title! :yeah:

vspak
07-20-2012, 10:18 AM
Łukasz :o

henke007
07-20-2012, 10:19 AM
Dimitrov :bounce::bowdown:

SelvenluvJo
07-20-2012, 10:25 AM
3 SFs this year. :cheerleader: Good luck next round, Dimi.

Looner
07-20-2012, 10:26 AM
:yeah:. Let's see him win a SF for a change. Go, Dimitrov.

Las7
07-20-2012, 10:27 AM
Hopefully he keeps this up in the Semi Final, Kubot wasn't much of a challenge.

Lazyking
07-20-2012, 10:32 AM
I hope for a better stream. First time seeing Dimitrov play, liked what I saw.

Sonja1989
07-20-2012, 10:34 AM
Kubot :confused: He played good so far, no idea what to think about this.

Chip & Charge
07-20-2012, 10:40 AM
Yes Dimitrov! Hoping he can take out Lopez/Bellucci next

Chase Visa
07-20-2012, 11:12 AM
Great stuff. Finally living up to his expectations?

Hypnotize
07-20-2012, 11:13 AM
Couldn't watch the match but it's great to see him in another SF. Winning 5 games in a row shows how much his concentration has improved in recent months. I always expected him to beat a player like Kubot but the ease of the scoreline impressed me.

riff
07-20-2012, 11:18 AM
if you only watch Dimitrov from the side, his shots are so similar to Federer's. I thought it was only a hype because of the one-handed backhand but he really resembles RF. I hope he achieves 10% of what RF has done.

Chip & Charge
07-20-2012, 11:21 AM
The recent consistency is encouraging, hope it continues. . .

Looner
07-20-2012, 12:03 PM
If he wins his next match, he should get a career-high ranking and be in the top 50 for the first time. Tough proposition though.

Deathless Mortal
07-20-2012, 12:09 PM
Well done Grisha :yeah:

feuselino
07-20-2012, 12:10 PM
if you only watch Dimitrov from the side, his shots are so similar to Federer's. I thought it was only a hype because of the one-handed backhand but he really resembles RF. I hope he achieves 10% of what RF has done.

I guess most tennis player would die for 10% of RFs resume...

2 slams
7 tournaments won
2 masters
1 final at WTF
27 weeks at Nr. 1...

I know I'd take it... :)

Looner
07-20-2012, 12:17 PM
He's playing Belucci next who seems to be playing well himself. Will be hard to beat a topspin FH lefty on clay with his BH. I hope he does it though and hopefully I'll be able to watch this one.

jrm
07-20-2012, 12:21 PM
heading towards top50 :D

m9m9m9m9m9
07-20-2012, 12:22 PM
if you only watch Dimitrov from the side, his shots are so similar to Federer's. I thought it was only a hype because of the one-handed backhand but he really resembles RF. I hope he achieves 10% of what RF has done.

He always has all the shots
ALthough he does show some improvement in footwork and movement, it will never come close to a Federer in his thirty.

Federer in 2
07-20-2012, 12:49 PM
Good to see him being consistent, but until he proves that he is not only nice to watch and good at pretending to be Federer, but also has a brain and knows what he does on the court, I'm not excited by his progress.

Andreas
07-20-2012, 12:55 PM
Finally stringing some good results together. Good luck tomorrow, Grisha :D

nole_no1
07-20-2012, 12:56 PM
Dimitrov really finding some form lately

latso
07-20-2012, 01:35 PM
Good to see him being consistent, but until he proves that he is not only nice to watch and good at pretending to be Federer, but also has a brain and knows what he does on the court, I'm not excited by his progress.
3 semies in his last 4 tournaments kinda confirms he " has a brain and knows what he does on the court"..

Of course you will need to watch him first, but that's only if anyone needs you to be excited by his progress, which hardly could be the case..

Anyways, very solid tennis from Dimitrov, never let any shadow of a doubt what was it going to be. Kubot's style is somehow convenient for Grigor, his shalow BH slice returns are enough to trouble a rushing at the net player and then execute him after the volley or demi-volley, but it will be a whole different game against Bellucci.

I rate the Brasilian favorit in this semi final and i hope Grigor's improvement in the concentration and decision making departments will help him take the best of the chances he will surely create for himself.

0-2 H2H, none on clay and clay is the Brasilian's best surface, so i'm curious what it's gonna be.

I expect a long, tight 3 setter and either Grigor's improved concentration and self esteem will make it for him, or his shaky still physical shape and stamina will make it for the lefty.

Has to be entertaining anyway, so GL Grisho

Las7
07-20-2012, 02:21 PM
He needs to serve consistently in the next match, if he gets over 70% first serves he has a good chance to go the distance - but if he struggles to find his serve it would be a very difficult match for him to win. At least after the difficult match he had against Brown - he was able to have a bit of a breather against Kubot.

Really liked what I saw against Brown in the tie break that type of concentration is needed all the time from Grigor if he is to win a tournament

ServeVolley
07-20-2012, 02:41 PM
Third ATP 250 semi-final since June! Yes Grisha! :yeah:

evilmindbulgaria
07-20-2012, 03:07 PM
Grigor is finally moving in the right direction :yeah: That coaching change is paying off big time, IMO.

Good luck against Bellucci, let's make this final FINALLY!

AntiTennis
07-20-2012, 10:10 PM
Comon Grisha! :D

Hypnotize
07-20-2012, 10:25 PM
Given the match is on clay, Belucci is the favourite as it's his best surface but I'm picking Grigor to win tomorrow. His game seems to be coming together nicely and he is learning to handle the pressure situations. He needs to serve well, play aggressively and not waste any chances he gets.

It's a good test for him to see where his game is at and what he needs to work on to continue improving.

GSMnadal
07-20-2012, 10:27 PM
I guess most tennis player would die for 10% of RFs resume...

2 slams
7 tournaments won
2 masters
1 final at WTF
27 weeks at Nr. 1...

I know I'd take it... :)

I wouldn't say no to 7,2 million in prize money as well :p

Gagsquet
07-20-2012, 11:38 PM
Poor's man Gasquet on fire.

MuzzahLovah
07-20-2012, 11:53 PM
Poor's man Gasquet on fire.
:p