Dimitrov Double-Faults His Way Out Of China Open

Channels Television  
Updated October 3, 2018
Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria reacts after winning a point during his men’s singles first round match against Tennys Sandgren of the US at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on October 2, 2018.

Third seed Grigor Dimitrov was on the end of a major shock at the China Open on Wednesday, dumped out in the second round by Serbian qualifier Dusan Lajovic.

The Bulgarian was shaky on his serve all match, totting up nine double faults as Lajovic defeated him 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.

Dimitrov, the world number eight, becomes the first major men’s name to exit the Beijing hardcourt tournament.

Top seed Juan Martin del Potro faces Russia’s Karen Khachanov later Wednesday hoping to avoid the same fate.