Bulgarian tennis superstar, Grigor Dimitrov has made it to the third round of the 2019 ATP Australian Open where he will face Thomas Fabbiano from Italy.
Thomas Fabbiano enters this match having won his previous contest in 5 sets. It was a tough match for Fabbiano as he struggled to win return points. During the match, Thomas Fabbiano only won 3 return games which meant that multiple sets were decided via tiebreakers. In recent times, Thomas Fabbiano has been more regularly seen playing Challenger tournaments which could be a potential problem as the Italian has not played against an accomplished player like Dimitrov in a long time.
Grigor Dimitrov, on the other hand, enters this match after winning his previous fixture in 4 sets. During the win, Dimitrov served very well as he won over 75% of the points played during his service games. Dimitrov won 100% of his service games while winning 3 break points to set up a comfortable victory. 2018 was a tough season for Grigor Dimitrov but the Bulgarian has started 2019 well. Prior to the Australian Open, Dimitrov made a deep run at the ATP Brisbane International where he made the quarterfinals.
This will be the first time Thomas Fabbiano and Grigor Dimitrov will be playing each other at an ATP event.
Following a good performance at the Brisbane International, Grigor Dimitrov looks to be back to his best as he seems to be playing with some confidence. When compared to Thomas Fabbiano, it is clear to see that Dimitrov is a much more skilled and accomplished player. With form back on his side, I see Grigor Dimitrov being too strong for his opponent in this match. I am picking Dimitrov to win this match and make it into the fourth round of the Australian Open.