Dimitrov upset at Dubai tourney
DUBAI, United Arab emirates (Ap) — tunisian wildcard entry Malek Jaziri earned the biggest victory of his career by stunning topseeded Grigor dimitrov 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 in the opening round of the dubai championships on tuesday.
the 34-year-old Jaziri, ranked 117th in the world, recorded his first win over a top-5 ranked player by beating the Bulgarian No. 4 in 2 hours, 17 minutes.
Fifth-seeded richard Gasquet of France was also eliminated, losing to croatia’s Borna coric 6-4, 6-3. However, second-seeded Lucas pouille avoided a similar slip-up as the Frenchman ousted ernests Gulbis of Latvia 6-4, 6-4.