GRIGOR DIMITROV

Bulgarian Tennis Player

Last Single Match
BNP Paribas Masters, €3748925
Paris, France,
R16: [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB )
loss: 6-4 2-6 3-6


Next Single Match
Brisbane International, $404780
Brisbane, Australia,
R32: T.B.A.

Current Ranking
17
Doubles: 231
05 Dec 2016
20 Oct 2016
Grigor Dimitrov needed 72 min to beat the qualifier and world no 234 Jurgen Zopp of Estonia in two sets 6-3 6-2. In 2013 Grigor Dimitrov won his first ATP World Tour level title at If Stockholm Open. On Friday the Bulgarian will take on Kevin Anderson of South Africa. Dimitrov won 5 of the 6 clashes against Kevin Anderson on ATP World Tour level.

"It was a good win for a first match,” said Dimitrov. “I have to play every day now, so I must stay focused. Kevin is an extremely good player, serves unbelievably well and as it’s indoors it will come down to a matter of a few points.”

The match Dimitrov- Anderson is at 12:00 noon CET on Friday.
08 Oct 2016
Milos Raonic decided not to play in the semifinal match in Beijing because of ankle injury and this way Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the final of the tournament. On Sunday at 1:30 pm CET Grigor Dimitrov will play for the title against world No 2 and top seeded player Andy Murray of Great Britain.

After the losses in the finals in Sydney in January and in Istanbul in April this will Grigor's third chance to win a tournament this year.

Andy Murray is a well known opponent for Dimitrov, as from the 10 matches so far Murray won 7. This year's score is 1 win all - Dimitrov beat Murray at Miami Masters in March, then Murray won at US Open in September.

"[Dimitrov] has been playing a lot better obviously the past few months," said Murray. "Obviously he's got high ambitions, I'm sure. The past few months, he's done well. He had obviously a very good win against Rafa yesterday. It will be a hard match."
07 Oct 2016
Grigor Dimitrov defeated Rafael Nadal for the first time in his career after 7 previous losses from their first clash in Rotterdam in 2009 until the second round of Swiss Indoor in Basel last year. The first set started with 5 consecutive breaks and Dimitrov reached a 4-2 lead after winning his next service game. Then with a new break to 5-2 and taking the next service game Grigor won the first set 6-2. Dimitrov succeeded to break the first game of the second set and saved all break-points in the next games, he eventually closed the set 6-4 and won the match.

“I'm pretty happy with that win. I'm not going to lie. I've played Rafa quite a few times. So many times I was close or a couple times I was cramping. There was just always something happening,” said Dimitrov. "Today, I just played an excellent match. Simple as that. There's not much else to say except that I'm proud. A lot of the work is paying off.”

This was the third win of Grigor Dimitrov over Top 10 player this year after beating Andy Murray at Miami Open and Stan Wawrinka at Cincinnati Masters.

“If I want to get to the top, meaning not just to enter the Top 10 (of the Emirates ATP Rankings), but to aim even higher and possibly be No. 1, that means that I need to play against these players pretty much every single week and beat them on a regular basis,” said Dimitrov. “I just want to stay on track and focus on whatever is in front of me.”

In the semifinals on Saturday Grigor Dimitrov will face No 6 Milos Raonic of Canada. Dimitrov have not played Raonic since 2014 at Australian Open. The Bulgarian leads 2-1 in matches on ATP World Tour level.
28 Sep 2016
3rd seeded Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the quarterfinals in Chengdu, China, after scoring his 200th win at ATP World Tour level tournaments. In the second round he defeated Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 7-6(1) 6-4.

In the quarterfinals Grigor Dimitrov will play either Diego Schwarzman of Argentina or Paolo Lorenzi of Italy.
03 Sep 2016
Grigor Dimitrov booked his place in the fourth round of the fourth Grand Slam tournament of the year after beating Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-4 6-1 3-6 6-2. It's the first time since the 2015 edition of Australian Open when Grigor will play during the second week of a Grand Slam tournament. In 2014 Dimitrov reached the eighth finals of US Open where he lost to Gael Monfils.

“I think winning matches always gives you confidence,” said Dimitrov. “I've won quite a few close matches, which just helps me a lot to be solid when I have to. Today [was] that type of a match that I played really smart on the big points, I played good when I had to. Overall it was a decent match, I would say.”

Dimitrov will face second seed Andry Murray of Great Britain in the fourth round. The Bulgarian beat Murray earlier this year at Miami Masters but the world number 2 player leads 6-3 in the the matches played so far.

“Obviously it's going to be a great match. I'm excited to be in the second week. That's just a good start for me. I always like my chances when I get to stages like that in a tournament, especially having to play tough matches early on and [I’m] feeling good and confident… [I’m] just going to take everything onboard with me right now and bring it out on the court.”
30 Aug 2016
Grigor Dimitrov beat No 74 Inigo Cervantes of Spain in the first round of US Open in straight sets 6-2 6-4 7-6(7). Dimitrov broke twice in the first set helped by some erratic serves and shots by Cervantes. 22nd seeded Bulgarian took the second set after late break. In the third set Cervantes had a chance while serving for the set at 6-5 but could not capitalize. In the tie-break the Spaniard reached to set-point which Dimitrov saved and eventually the Bulgarian won the set and the match.

In the second round Dimitrov will play No 55 Jeremy Chardy of France. Dimitrov leads 2-1 in the matches played Chardy so far. In the last clash In Brisbane in 2015 Dimitrov won in the second round.
22 Aug 2016
Grigor Dimitrov moved with 10 positions to No 24 in the ranking of ATP World Tour after reaching the semifinals of Cincinnati Masters.

Marin Cilic of Croatia who beat Dimitrov in the semifinal and won his first Masters title after defeating Andy Murray in the final re-entered Top 10 at No 9. Dominic Thiem of Austria moved from No 9 to No 10. The Swiss players in Top 10 switched places - Stan Wawrinka is no 3 ahead of No 4 Roger Federer.

The second ranked Bulgarian Dimitar Kuzmanov drops to No 302. Alexandar Lazov is No 518.
19 Aug 2016
Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the Masters tournament semi-finals for the first time since 2014. The Bulgarian defeated Steve Johnson of the USA in two sets 7-6(8) 6-2 in the quarterfinals of Cincinnati Masters on Friday.

With points won so far in Cincinnati Grigor Dimitrov will jump to around No 24 in the ranking.

In the semifinal on Saturday Dimitrov will face Croatian player - the winner of the match of Marin Cilic and Borna Coric.
18 Aug 2016
Grigor Dimitrov scored another win over second seeded Swiss Stan Wawrinka in the third round of Cincinnati Masters 6-4 6-4. With score of 4-4 in the first set Dimitrov converted on his second break point chance and then served to win the set 6-4. In similar scenario the Bulgarian broke once again the second set to 4-3 and took also the second set and the match.

Dimitrov improved his overall Head2head score against Wawrinka to 4-2.

The next opponent of Grigor Dimitrov at the quarterfinals will be the winner of the match of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Steve Johnson.
05 Aug 2016
Grigor Dimitrov starts in the Rio Olympics tournament on Saturday against No 14 Marin Cilic of Croatia. The head-to-head score of Dimitrov vs the 2014 US Open champion is 1-1. Cilic beat Dimitrov in 2014 in Brisbane but last November Dimitrov won at Paris Masters.

The potential second round opponent of the winner are Radu Albot of Moldova or Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia.

No 1 Novak Djokovic starts against Juan Martin del Potro. Lonodn Olympics champion Andy Murray plays Viktor Troickiin the first round.

BNT1 and BNT HD will broadcast the match DImitrov - Cilic on Saturday afternoon.