Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgaria's best male tennis player, has won his first ATP tournament in three years, taking out the Brisbane International in three hard fought sets against Kei Nishikori of Japan in a match that was full of emotions and swings.
Nishikori stepped on the court as the big favorite in this match, but Dimitrov was still able to take the first set (6-2) in about 45 minutes showing superb tennis – a smashing serve and firesome backhand, while his forehand was as good as ever.
The second set belonged to Nishikori until the very end, when he had to take a medical timeout.
When returning, Nishikori was visibly shaken and struggled to materialize his advantage in the second set that he eventually managed to win.
In the final set, Dimitrov managed to take advantage of his opponent's condition and won 6-3.
It's been pretty emotional the last year or so," Dimitrov said after the match.
"This trophy means a lot to me. These 10 days I've had here have been the most fun I've had on a tennis court," he added