Lloyd Harris. (Photo by Clive Brunskill / Getty Images)
His nerves almost made him better, Lloyd Harris I was overjoyed to move on to the second round of Madrid open on Monday.
South African tennis ace defeats 13-seeded Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7/5) In the Topseater Beacon Test.
“It was a big up and down match, [I led by] Set and break, and [I was] Harris then said, “There was also a third bankruptcy,” he said. “I was a little nervous at the end, but I’m happy to finish it. Finally, I started dictating again.”
The South African, currently ranked 54th in the world, seemed to be coasting when his lower back injury led the set and breaks before diminishing his efforts.
However, the medical timeout at the end of the second set seemed to work astoundingly as Harris soared to a 5-2 lead on the decider.
The match was overlooked when Harris had three match points of 40-0 on Dimitrov’s serve, but the Bulgarian managed to escape.
Harris then lost his serve while in the match, but regained his composure in a tiebreaker.
There was another nervous moment when he missed two match points while leading 6-3 in a tiebreaker, but the points of a fierce fight on the serve sealed the deal.
Following his first round victory at the Miami Open earlier this year, Harris’ second victory at the Masters 1000 level was his first ATP Top 50 victory.
Harris then faces Australia Alex de Minaur, Ranked 24th in the world in the second round on Tuesday night.
At his only last ATP Tour meeting with De Minaur, Harris played 6-3, 6-7 (6/8), 7-6 (10/8) at the 2019 Hard Court event in Tokyo. I won.
“He’s a very tough opponent and he doesn’t give you much,” Harris told the ATP Tour. website.. “There was a spectacular match in the past.”
Harris made a name for himself at the Dubai Championship earlier this year and reached the first final of an ATP500 level event.
He lost to the bright red Russian Aslan Karatsev in the final But it was a successful tournament, the first qualifying in history for him to reach a championship match in Dubai.
For the final, Harris knocked out top-seeded Dominic Thiem, the world’s fourth-ranked player, and former world-ranked Kei Nishikori.
Harris is currently 10-6 in the season and 4-0 against the top 20 opponents.
Harris was overjoyed after Dimitrov’s scalp: “I was a little nervous at the end.”
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