Pablo Carreno-Busta
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Grigor Dimitrov
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Tennis

ByTheMinTennis

Evening everyone! It's the final match of the round robins at the ATP World Tour Finals, as Pablo Carreno Busta takes on Grigor Dimitrov. It's @hannakin__ here with live updates.

This may be something of a dead rubber, with the semi final berths already sorted, but both players still have things to gain from tonight's match. Dimitrov is through and will be looking to match Federer's perfect 3-0 record in the round robins. Carreno Busta is out, but a win tonight would see him pick up some extra ranking points, and will be hoping to finish his 2017 season on a high.

Warm ups are well underway, so just time for the H2H. These two have met 4 times, and are dead level with 2 wins each. Carreno Busta has come away the victor in their past two meetings, most recently at this year's French open. Dimitrov won their only previous meeting on a hard court, that one in Paris in 2015.

Ready to play, Carreno Busta won the toss and elected to receive so it's Dimitrov serving to get us underway. Three service winners for starters, 40-0. And a fourth seals the opening hold to love.

Carreno Busta sticks a second serve with an awkward bounce that Dimitrov does well to get to, but it's PCB who makes the error on a forehand for 0-15. Ooft, bad miss on an attempted drop shot from Carreno Busta, those are normally his bread and butter. 0-30. Lovely down the line drop shot from Dimitrov, THREE BREAK POINTS right off the bat...

Carreno Busta sends a forehand approach shot into the net, DIMITROV BREAKS. 8 points played, all 8 have gone to the Bulgarian. 2*-0.

Great defensive forehand on the stretch from Dimitrov, forces PCB to play an extra shot, and he sends that one wide. 15-0. Two quick second shot forehand winners from Dimitrov, 40-0... And the streak end! Deep return to the baseline, Dimitrov has to get down low to it and sends one into the net. 40-15. No further trouble though, Dimitrov quick into the net to take a high volley. 3-0*

Two more errors from Carreno Busta put Dimitrov again up 0-30. Dimitrov makes just his second error of the match on the next point and that gets a big sympathy cheer, 15-30. PCB overshoots a forehand, way past the baseline to set up TWO BREAK POINTS...

Both saved. PCB putting his serve to good event to get himself to deuce. But he's quickly facing another BREAK POINT thanks to a backhand unforced error...

DIMITROV BREAKS. Wonderful stuff. Huge cross court forehand out to the corner, PCB gets a racket to it but Dimitrov doesn't falter on the overhead. He's up a double break and flying through this first set. 4*-0