Result: Grigor Dimitrov avoids shock defeat at Madrid Open

Grigor Dimitrov avoids an upset in round two of the Madrid Open with a three-set win over Romanian wildcard Marius Copil.

Grigor Dimitrov has avoided an upset in the second round of the Madrid Open with a three-set win over Romanian wildcard Marius Copil.

Copil, who is ranked 164th in the world, took the opening set 6-4 before 12th seed Dimitrov clinched the second 6-3 to level the closely-fought encounter.

Both players held serve in a nervy decider to force the tie-break, but it was the Bulgarian who eventually came through 9-7 to move into the next round.

Dimitrov will now face sixth seed Tomas Berdych for a place in the last eight of the tournament.

Tomas Berdych returns the ball to Marius Copil during their match in the ATP Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on February 25, 2014
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