Dimitrov cruises through to San Diego quarterfinals following Auger-Aliassime withdrawal

Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the quarterfinals of the San Diego Open on Thursday night, breezing past lucky loser August Holmgren, who was replacing Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime.

It was revealed that Auger-Aliassime had withdrawn from the tournament hours before his scheduled match against Dimitrov, leading to the Bulgarian facing Holmgren. Not much is know about the World No.901 who hails from Denmark, but he was available to compete against the former World No.3.

In a thoroughly one-sided match up, Dimitrov powered past his opponent with a 6-1 6-1 victory. The World No.29 won 16 of 19 points behind his first serve, and never faced a break point. To his credit, Holmgren did his best to keep up with his opponent, but never really stood a chance. Dimitrov dominated from the start and wrapped up proceedings after just 56 minutes.

The Bulgarian faces Aslan Karatsev in the quarterfinals, as the Russian upset fifth seed Hubert Hurkacz in three sets earlier in the day.

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