Davidovich’s first match of this magnitude and he responded very well. He generally proposes crazy tennis (diving, overusing dropshots, hitting hard from tight angles), but in his most important match to date, for 1.5 hours he stuck to a basic game-plan against Dimitrov  on clay, namely: very high percentage of the 1st serve (~80%), usually to Dimitrov’s backhand as well as moderate ground-strokes in the same direction. It perfectly worked until the Spaniard was serving at 5:4 in the 2nd set. Then he was impatient and his four simple mistakes from the baseline allowed the Bulgarian to back into the match. Dimitrov led 2:0* in the decider when the crucial game occurred – Davidovich held after 8 deuces (13 minutes), saving four break points, including an underarm serve on once occasion. He took five games in a row and finished the contest with an ace. “I am so, so happy to be in the final. It is a dream come true,” Davidovich Fokina said in his on-court interview. “When I was a kid I was dreaming about this day. It is a dream and I am so happy. The second set I had my chances, but I didn’t play very well. I was so tight and he just put the ball in. The tie-break was also tight. But I went to the bathroom and said that I want this win.” The Spaniard had shocked the tennis world in the second round as he ousted the two-time champion  Djokovic 6-3, 6-7, 6-1.
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