"In Rotterdam I played five matches in a row", he said. "I mean, I just completely lost rhythm, everything".
Dimitrov, victor of the ATP World Tour Finals in 2017, lost the first set on a tie-break 7/4 but took the second 6-4 after breaking the 34-year-old on both of his first two service games.
He has carried that form into 2018 and is now unbeaten this year, having made it 20 men's singles major titles following his Australian Open triumph in January.
Doctors stunned to find massive 'air pocket' where man's brain should be
An 84-year-old man in Ireland stunned doctors when scans revealed that he seemed to be missing a large chunk of his brain. The MRI also revealed that the patient had experienced a small stroke related to the air pocket in his brain.
"We wondered post surgery what it was going to look like, how his elbow was going to react to the strain and stress, but it was his heart and head that didn't react the right way in this match".
Federer has already won two titles in 2018, claiming his 20th Grand Slam crown by winning the Australian Open in January. It was the fifth time in the last decade that a player ranked outside the top-100 has defeated Djokovic. "Nerves were there. I made so many unforced errors".
"I think it speaks to my strengths on court, which is just being clutch and playing my best tennis in the big moments", Fritz said, adding,".it's probably the stat that I'm most proud about in my tennis career". Yuki Bhambri of India pulled off a surprise when he toppled ninth-seeded Frenchman Lucas Pouille 6-4 6-4.
German lawmakers elect Merkel to fourth term as chancellor
The head of the German government said on Monday at a press conference in Berlin. "I am optimistic that we'll manage it", Merkel said.
Playing for a third consecutive day due to weather delays in Indian Wells, the 36-year-old Swiss showed no sign of wear en route to a 6-2 6-1 thrashing of the Serbian in the pair's first ever meeting.
Rain - a rarity in the desert - delayed the start of the match, with Federer cautious but restless to get play underway in front of a capacity crowd.
Former S.Korean president Lee to be questioned
South Korean media have reported that Lee allegedly received more than 9 million dollars in possible bribes. Lee is expected to reiterate his claim that it belongs to his older brother Lee Sang-eun.