The first Dimidal in eons I wasn't even an ounce excited about. It used to be a great matchup, despite the predetermined winner. But not anymore. In his current state Dimitrov is capable of playing one good match - two on a really lucky week. His shoulder starts giving in after that. It's quite a miracle he passed Wawrinka in the first place (the only explanation is that Stan was his most horrendous bo3 self).
Dimitrov might look solid on the baseline and even on the return, but without a proper serve, he’s not gonna do anything. So until he fixes his shoulder and the serve, it’s gonna be a painful period for him I’m afraid
At the start looked like Dimi had something to offer, but it broke down more and more as the match wore on ...
Classic rafa dismantling, despite not playing his very best--he didn't need to.
He is so bloody smart about how to manage a match.
Despite the score, some glorious points, by Dimi too. But he cannot redline for long.
That one very low mid court BH drop shot/slice from Rafa was insane.