The dreamed final in Istanbul between Grigor Dimitrov and Roger Federer will not happen. The best Bulgarian tennis player ended his participation in the semi-finals, having retreated with 2:6, 4:6 to Pablo Cuevas after 77 minutes on Centre Court "Garanti Koza Arena". Today Dimitrov received incredible support from the stands, where places were taken over 2500 Bulgarians, but unfortunately it was not enough for victory.
Grigor Dimitrov started very tentatively the game in the first set and failed to win his submission even once. Bulgarian plays mostly defensive and behind the main line, which became an easy target of the aggressive Cuevas.
In the second part Dimitrov improved his game and after 40 minutes for the first time managed to win the serve-game. However, Grigor continued to be nervous and in the sixth game in 2:3 and 15:40, spectacularly broke his racket, which is punishable by the Chief Judge and lost the point and the game.
Until the end of the game, Dimitrov never managed to break back and left the center court defeated.