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Brisbane International, Men's Singles: Grigor Dimitrov Beats Holger Rune To Claim Title - In Pics

Second-seeded Grigor Dimitrov beat top-seeded Holger Rune 7-6 (5), 6-4 in a tightly-fought men's final which stretched over 2 hours, 13 minutes and contained only one break of serve. Dimitrov, ranked 14th, claimed his ninth career title and his first since the ATP finals in 2017. The third game of the first set was indicative of the close struggle. Rune held serve in a game of nine deuces and seven-game points, finally fending off a break point at 2-1, 30-40 in a rally of 33 shots. The 32-year-old Dimitrov finally broke Rune in the eighth game of the second set to lead 4-3. Rune saved two match points in the next game, in which he had a time violation and served an ace at 30-40.

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Second-seeded Grigor Dimitrov beat top-seeded Holger Rune 7-6 (5), 6-4 in a tightly-fought men's final which stretched over 2 hours, 13 minutes and contained only one break of serve. Dimitrov, ranked 14th, claimed his ninth career title and his first since the ATP finals in 2017. The third game of the first set was indicative of the close struggle. Rune held serve in a game of nine deuces and seven-game points, finally fending off a break point at 2-1, 30-40 in a rally of 33 shots. The 32-year-old Dimitrov finally broke Rune in the eighth game of the second set to lead 4-3. Rune saved two match points in the next game, in which he had a time violation and served an ace at 30-40.

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