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Result: Mikhail Kukushkin shocks Grigor Dimitrov in second round

World number 56 Mikhail Kukushkin defeats Grigor Dimitrov - ranked 39 places higher than the Kazakh - to reach the third round of the US Open.

World number 56 Mikhail Kukushkin upstaged Grigor Dimitrov to progress to the third round of the US Open, after beating the Bulgarian 6-3 7-6(2) 2-6 4-6 6-4.

Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan hits shot to Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during their 2015 US Open Men's singles round two match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center September 2, 2015© Getty Images

Dimitrov went into the contest having won their only previous meeting on a hard court, but Kukushkin started the match strongly, breaking the Bulgarian three times on the way to taking the opening set.

Kukushkin immediately dropped set at the start of the second as Dimitrov coasted into an early advantage, but the Kazakh's aggressive play saw him get back on level terms before he dominated a tie-break to move to the brink of a surprise win.

However, Dimitrov showed his class to ease through the third set to keep his hopes alive, and a single break of serve in the fourth was enough to ensure that the match went into a decider.

Kukushkin rediscovered his rhythm in the final set though, breaking the world number 17 before completing a shock victory at Flushing Meadows.

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