China Open: Dimitrov recovers to edge past McDonald and into the second round

Grigor Dimitrov won against Mackenzie McDonald 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1. He’ll face the winner of the match between Rune and Auger-Aliassime in the next round

Grigor Dimitrov US Open 2023 - Chryslene Caillaud / Panoramic Grigor Dimitrov US Open 2023 – Chryslene Caillaud / Panoramic
China Open •Third round • completed
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Grigor Dimitrov had to fight back from a set down to get past American wildcard Mackenzie McDonald, eventually coming through 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1 to reach the second round of the China Open at the Olympic Green Tennis Center in Beijing.

Dimitrov, ranked No 19, faces a tough challenge in his next match where he will play the winner of the match between Dane Holger Rune, the No 3 seed, and Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime.

Beijing ATP500, other first-round results (Olympic Green Tennis Center, hard, USD 3.633.875, most recent results first):

  • Carlos Alcaraz vs. Yannick Hanfmann
  • Jan-Lennard Struff vs. Casper Ruud
  • Alexander Zverev vs. Diego Schwartzman
  • Juncheng Shang vs. Yoshihito Nishioka
  • Karen Khachanov vs. Lorenzo Musetti
  • Nicolas Jarry vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas
  • Andrey Rublev vs. Cameron Norrie
  • Holger Rune vs. Felix Auger-Aliassime: friday
  • Daniil Medvedev (2) beat Tommy Paul: 6-2, 6-1
  • Daniel Evans vs. Jannik Sinner: friday
  • Alex De Minaur beat Andy Murray: 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (6)
  • Alejandro Davidovich Fokina beat Yi Zhou (WC): 6-2, 6-2
  • Tomas Martin Etcheverry beat Lloyd Harris (Q): 6-7 (5), 7-6 (4), 6-3
  • Matteo Arnaldi (Q) beat J.J. Wolf (Q): 6-2, 6-2
  • Ugo Humbert beat Lorenzo Sonego: 7-5, 3-6, 6-0

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