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Dimitrov tops Federer to win BNP Paribas Showdown

Grigor Dimitrov defeated Roger Federer Tuesday night at New York City's Madison Square Garden, 6-2, 1-6, 7-5, to win the 8th Annual BNP Paribas Showdown.

Press conference laugh Grigor Dimitrov and Roger Federer

''I think he played very well," said Federer in the post match press conference. "He did really well to turn the match around, honestly. So credit to him. It's a lot of pressure – first time at the Garden.'' (This wasn't the only beating Federer took, either. You can tell by the way the kid handles the racquet- he's got game.)

 

Interesting that the legend Federer would most like to play (in his prime) is Bjorn Borg. Dimitrov, John McEnroe.

Roger Federer at Madison Square Garden

Grigor Dimitrov at Madison Square Garden

Earlier, Gabriela Sabatini defeated Monica Seles in a pro set, 8-5, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of their monumental 5 set title match in the 1990 WTA Finals.

Press Conference Dimitrov and Federer

Photos taken by Karin Burgess/ Tennis IDENTITY

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3 thoughts on “Dimitrov tops Federer to win BNP Paribas Showdown”

  1. It was a fun match. There was a rally wherein Dimitrov did a tweener and Federer responded with a tweener too. It end up Roger winning the point though as Grigor sent the ball wide. I hope there would be more exhibitions, less pressured matches. It’s nice to see players have fun and relax too during the long season.

  2. I couldn’t agree less Karin. It was a fun match. I am actually excited on Ana-Serena exhibition match in Miami in next 2 weeks. I hope it will be as fun as this!

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