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Madrid Open: Grigor Dimitrov eradicated by Lloyd Harris; Petra Kvitova and Belinda Bencic win

Harris, who beat world quantity 4 Dominic Thiem and Denis Shapovalov en path to the ultimate in Dubai in March, pulled off one other upset by ousting Dimitrov 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7/5).

Lloyd Harris in motion on the Madrid Open. AP

Madrid: Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov fell within the first spherical of the Madrid Open on Monday after shedding in straight units to South African Lloyd Harris.

Harris, who beat world quantity 4 Dominic Thiem and Denis Shapovalov en path to the ultimate in Dubai in March, pulled off one other upset by ousting Dimitrov 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7/5).

The world quantity 54 withstood a late retaliation from thirteenth seed Dimitrov, who saved three match factors within the ultimate set earlier than taking a break to power a tie-break.

“It was an excellent sport from prime to backside, I had a set and a break after which I used to be a break within the third as properly,” stated Harris. “I obtained a bit nervous on the finish however I am pleased to complete.”

In his first look on the Madrid event, Harris will face 22-year-old Australian Alex de Minaur within the second spherical.

Two-time quarter-finalist John Isner beat Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic 6-4 7-6 (6) whereas eleventh seed Shapovalov beat fellow Serbian Dusan Lajovic 6-1, 6-3.

Within the ladies’s draw, Petra Kvitova, the champion in 2011, 2015 and 2018, needed to work onerous to beat Russian Veronika Kudermetova 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to achieve the quarter-finals.

Eighth seed Belinda Bencic can be on edge after Ons Jabeur retires 7-6 (2) 4-3.

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