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US Open: Dimitrov undone in straight sets by Rublev

Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov came into the year's final Grand Slam as one of the favourites after winning his first Masters 1000 title in Cincinnati

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US Open: Dimitrov undone in straight sets by Rublev

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The US Open is over for seventh seed Grigor Dimitrov.

The Bulgarian, tipped as a tournament favourite, was put out by unfancied Russian teenager Andrey Rublev in one of the biggest shocks so far of the competition.

Rublev, 19, captivated a packed Louis Armstrong Stadium with his speed and stinging ground strokes to see off the man once labelled ‘Baby Fed’ in straight sets, 7-5 7-6 6-3.


In the women’s draw, world number one Karolina Pliskova had to fight back from a set down to defeat local favourite Nicole Gibbs and move into the third round.

The Czech, a finalist at Flushing Meadows last year, was on the back foot until she rallied when facing breakpoint in the second; 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 it finished.