Grigor Dimitrov stunned by Lajovic, crashes out of China Open

WION Web Team Beijing, China Oct 03, 2018, 03.19 PM(IST) Oct 03, 2018, 03.25 PM(IST)

File photo of Grigor Dimitrov. Photograph:( AFP )

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The third-seed shock exit came in one hour and 53 minutes at the hands of an opponent who is yet to win a career title.

Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov crashed out of the China Open on Wednesday after losing to Serbia's Dusan Lajovic 6-4, 2-6, 6-4, in the roun of 16 on Wednesday. 

The third-seed shock exit came in one hour and 53 minutes at the hands of an opponent who is yet to win a career title.

Dimitrov lost his first game due to a poor start, handing the advantage to Lajovic, who went on to clinch the set 6-4.

The Bulgarian bounced back in the second to extend the game into the third set. But he once again lost his serve on his way to crashing out of the tournament.

With this win, Lajovic advanced into the quarter-finals, where he will face the winner of the match between Britisher Kyle Edmund and Italy's Matteo Berrettini.

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