Stanislas Wawrinka’s wonderful journey in the Aegon Championships ended yesterday as he got beaten by Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in the straight sets in the semi final round. Dimitrov won the match by 6-2, 6-2.
This result was kind of unexpected despite the fact that Dimitrov had been in fantastic form in the tournament. It was being thought that he would find it very difficult to match Wawrinka who has been one of the most in form players on the tour this season, but, the Bulgarian showed that anything is possible if you are determined. He brought out his ‘A’ game on the big day and sent Wawrinka packing.
Wawrinka who is the third ranked player in the world was terribly frustrated at the end of the match and he broke his racquet out of frustration. One can understand that feeling of his though. This title just before the Wimbledon Championships would have boosted his confidence big time, but, he lost the opportunity.
Wawrinka and Dimitrov had faced each other a couple of times before as well and in both those contests, the later had been completely outplayed. But, neither of those two games was on grass courts. It’s the first time that these two were up against each other on grass and Dimitrov showed his potency on the green surfaces.
Both these players had been beaten in their opening round matches at Roland Garros and thus, it was important for them to do well at Queen’s Club to go to the All England Club being positive. Both would have preferred to win the title, but, now, it’s only Dimitrov who can do it.
The Bulgarian will have the Spaniard Feliciano Lopez as his opponent in the final match. If he defeats him and wins the title, it will be the 4th singles title of his career.