Dimitrov reaches Marseille semifinals with win over Rinderknech

Grigor Dimitrov secured a spot in the ATP 250 hard court tournament semi-finals in Marseille, where the prize fund is 724,015 euros.

The Bulgarian, ranked #2 in the tournament, defeated Artur Rinderknesh of France with a score of 6:3, 7:6(3) in an 87-minute match. Earlier in the tournament, Dimitrov ousted Sebastian Korda, ranked #34 in the world, with a score of 6:1, 7:6(5). To reach the final, he will face Karen Khachanov, currently ranked #18 globally.

Dimitrov took an early lead in the first set, breaking for 3:1 and ultimately winning it 6:3. The second set remained competitive with no breakthroughs, leading to a tiebreak. Dimitrov dominated the tiebreak with a score of 6:2, securing the match in his favor on the second match point. /BGNES