Don’t have any concern, Grigor is right here!
Grigor Dimitrov earned his largest win of 2021 on Thursday when he beat Miami champion Hubert Hurkacz 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(2) to achieve the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open. However that was not the Bulgarian’s solely victory of the day on court docket.
At 5-4 within the second set, Hurkacz hit a serve that caught beneath the court docket’s again panel, and 15-year-old ballgirl Hannah Maarhuis was unable to retrieve it. However Dimitrov paused play to assist the teenager, who was working considered one of his matches for the primary time. The Stadium 1 crowd roared in approval of the 30-year-old’s good deed as he pulled out the ball from beneath the panel.
“It was cool! I used to be embarrassed,” Maarhuis stated, cracking fun. “It was caught underneath the factor. He simply stated, ‘I can get it’!”
Dimitrov went on to win the second set and later the match, which marked his one hundredth ATP Masters 1000 win. He’s into his first semi-final at this degree for the reason that 2019 Rolex Paris Masters.
The 2017 Nitto ATP Finals champion will subsequent play in-form Briton Cameron Norrie for a spot within the championship match in Indian Wells. One factor is definite: the ballkids for that match will know Grigor might be there to lend a serving to hand if needed!
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