Dimitrov to play Rosol in Bucharest final

by: AP April 26, 2014

AP

BUCHAREST, Romania—Top-seeded Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the final of the Nastase Tiriac Trophy on Saturday when Gael Monfils had to retire with an ankle injury in the first set.

Monfils twisted his right ankle when walking onto the court before the match and had to quit when trailing 5-1 after just 16 minutes of play. Dimitrov will play defending champion Lukas Rosol in Sunday's final, after the Czech player rallied to beat Robin Haase of the Netherlands 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Dimitrov is looking for his third career ATP title but said he was disappointed Monfils wasn't able to continue playing. The Bulgarian said that "as much as I am happy, it is an undeserved win and unfortunately it had to end that way. ... I hope he will be OK for the coming weeks."

More Stories

Ryan Harrison reaches first career singles final in Memphis

The American will face Nikoloz Basilashvili in a battle of unseeded players.

Kei Nishikori to meet Alexandr Dolgopolov in Buenos Aires final

Nishikori, the top seed, rallied from a set down to make his second final of the year.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, David Goffin to meet in Rotterdam final

Both players reached the title match with straight-set victories.