Tommy Paul stuns Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 7-66 3-6 6-73 7-63 in the 2nd round in Melbourne on Wednesday. Paul will face off with Marton Fucsovics in the 3rd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

The set was even with both players refusing to concede anything to the opposition. Eventually, the only discrepancy was one break that the American conquered in the 9th game (5-4) before winning the set (6-4).

2nd set.

Nothing could divide these 2 players in this set and therefore the pair went to fight for it in the breaker. Eventually, the American won the breaker at 6.

3rd set.

Dimitrov was pretty sharp at the beginning of the set after breaking Paul in the 1st game (1-0). Anyhow, that was not enough for the Bulgarian to win the set as the American found the way to break back in the 2nd (1-1) game. Grigor maintained his focus to break Tommy in the 7th (4-3) and in the 9th (6-3) game.

Paul was completely wiped out in the last 4 games of the set (from 2-3 to 6-3).

4th set.

Paul got off on the right foot in the set after breaking Dimitrov in the 1st game (1-0). However, the Bulgarian managed to stage a great comeback to break Tommy in the 2nd (1-1) game before winning the set at the breaker at 3.

5th set.

The 5th set random the deciding set was a sheer thriller.

The American won the set after recovering 2 times from a break down. In fact, after conceding his serve in the 5th (2-3) and in the 7th (3-4) game. Paul broke back in the 6th (3-3) and in the 10th (5-5) game before winning the set at the following breaker at 3.

1st
Paul
Dimitrov
6-4
6
4
5
4
4
4
3
4
3
3
2
3
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1
2nd
Paul
Dimitrov
7-6
7
6
6
6
5
6
5
5
4
5
4
4
3
4
3
3
2
3
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1
3rd
Paul
Dimitrov
3-6
3
6
3
5
3
4
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
0
1
4th
Paul
Dimitrov
6-7
6
7
6
6
5
6
5
5
4
5
4
4
3
4
3
3
2
3
2
2
1
2
1
1
1
0
5th
Paul
Dimitrov
7-6
7
6
6
6
6
5
5
5
4
5
3
5
3
4
3
3
2
3
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
0

Statistics

Tommy won this contest even if he won less points than the Bulgarian (200 vs. 203).

The American fired 11 aces and he committed 5 double faults. The American won this match even if he had a tough time converting his break points because he converted only 31% (5/16). On the other side, Dimitrov had a tough time converting his break points (only 40%6/15). That was one of the key issues for his defeat.

After this match, the head to head between Paul and Dimitrov is 1-0 for Tommy.

Highlights Tommy Paul vs. Grigor Dimitrov Australian Open – Melbourne

Paul’s Interview

Next Match H2H: Tommy Paul vs. Marton Fucsovics – stats

Paul will fight against Fucsovics in the 3rd round.

There is no head to head record between Tommy Paul and Marton Fucsovics since this will be the first time that they will play each other in the main tour.

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