23 Jan 2015
Dimitrov booked his spot in the fourth round of Australian Open after beating the 2006 finalist Marcos Baghdatis in five sets 4-6 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-3.

"It was a tough game for me," said Dimitrov. "[I] didn't really feel comfortable on the court… Matches like that really defines I think who you are and how you want to be remembered.I think this is how you go forward. Today was one of those days for me, that I didn't really feel good on the court, wasn't really comfortable with my game, but I found a way to fight through it [from] two sets to one down. To me that says a lot, gives me a lot of confidence.”

In the fourth round Dimitrov will have the tough task to beat sixth seed Andy Murray. In the 6 matches so far Murray leads 4 to 2. Last October Murray beat Dimitrov at Paris Masters but in the other two matches in 2014 Grigor won in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon and in the semifinals in Acapulco.
21 Jan 2015
In the second round of the first Grand Slam tournament of the year Grigor Dimitrov defeated Lukas Lacko of Slovakia 6-3 6-7(10) 6-3 6-3 in almost 3 hours.

In the third round on Friday Dimitrov will play a well known opponent Marcos Baghdatis. In the 6 previous matches Grigor won 5: in Acapulco last year, 3 wins in 2013 (Brisbane, Rotterdam and Rome) and in Munich in 2011. In 2012 in the second round of Wimbledon the victory went to Baghdatis as Dimitrov needed to retire.
19 Jan 2015
Grigor Dimitrov needed 69 minutes to beat the German Dustin Brown 6-2 6-3 6-2. The Bulgarian scored 11 aces and 30 winners in the first round match against the world No 89 Brown. Dimitrov has to defend 360 ranking points from last year's edition of Australian Open after reaching the quarter-finals.

"It was a good start for me," said Dimitrov. "I expected it to be tricky. After a couple breaks I already knew the match can go on my side, but at the same I have to stay focused. It's best-of-five sets, and you never know what kind of shot or ball can take you out of that momentum."

In the second round Grigor Dimitrov will face Lukas Lacko of Slovakia, No 99.
18 Jan 2015
Grigor Dimitrov starts on Monday early morning against world No 90 the German Dustin Brown in Melbourne. The match is scheduled for 1 am CET on Court 2. Dimitrov won the only match against Dustin Brown - in the second round in Gstaad back in 2012. The potential second round of Dimitrov will be decided in the match of Lukas Lacko, No 99, and Maximo Gonzalez, No 98.

Dimitrov is 10th seeded and the first seeded player he would meet is David Goffin, No 22, Belgium in the third round. In the 4th round we could watch a match Grigor Dimitrov - Andy Murray.

Last year Dimitrov lost in the quarterfinals of Australian Open to Rafael Nadal 6-3 6-7(3) 6-7(7) 2-6 after beating Milos Raonic in the third and Roberto Bautista-Agut in the fourth round. In the 2013 edition of the tournament Dimitrov left with after the first round loss to Julien Benneteau. In 2012 the Bulgarian defeated Jeremy Chardy at the start but then lost to Nicolas Almagro. Back in 2011 Dimitrov entered the main draw after 3 wins in the qualifications and then beat Andrey Golubev in the first round and lost in the second round to Stan Wawrinka. In his first Australian Open participation in 2010 Dimitrov was stopped in the first round of the qualifications by Robert Kendrick.

The matches of Australian Open will be broadcasted by Eurosport.
07 Jan 2015
Fourth seed Grigor Dimitrov needed 2 hours and 30 minutes to win his first single match of the new season. In the second round at Brisbane International he scored 10 aces, saved 5 of 7 break-points and after saving 2 match points succeed to defeat the Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 3-6 6-4 7-6(8). In the tie-break of the 3rd set reached a lead of 4-2 then Chardy took the next 4 points to 4-6. Then the Frenchman made two double faults which brought Dimitrov back to the match. Grigor had chances to close the match at 7-6 and 8-7 but succeeded only with the 3rd chance and won the tie-break 10-8 and the match.

Dimitrov gained $12'990 and 45 ranking points after this win. In the quarterfinals on Friday Grigor Dimitrov will play the Slovak Martin Klizan, No 34. It will will be the first match of Dimitrov against Klizan.

On Thursday Dimitrov and his doubles partner Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia will play in the quarterfinals against seeded third pair Robert Linstedt of Sweden and Marcin Matkowski of Poland. In the first round Dimitrov/Kokkinakis defeated Chardy/Kubot 6-3 3-6 [10-8].
03 Jan 2015
Grigor Dimitrov is 4th seeded of the main draw of Brisbane International in Australia. The Bulgarian will start directly from the second round where he might play either Jeremy Chardy or Andrey Golubev. The head-to-head score of Dimitrov with the Frenchman Chardy, No 29, is 1-1: Grigor lost in the first round of Roland Garros in 2011 and won in the first round at Australian Open the next year. In the only match in the main draws on ATP Tour level Dimitrov beat Golubev in the first round of Australian Open in 2011. Back in 2008 in the qualifications in Barcelona the winner was Golubev.

No 23 Alexandr Dolgopolov is the potential opponent of Dimitrov at the quarter-finals. In the semi-finals Dimitrov could meet last year`s finalist here Roger Federer.

In the previous two participations in Brisbane Grigor Dimtrov reached the final in 2013 where he lost to Andy Murray and the second round last year (lost to Marin Cilic).

Dimitrov will enter also the doubles tournament in partnership with the local youngster Thanasi Kokkinakis. In the first round the Bulgarian-Australian pair will play Jeremy Chardy,France,and Lukasz Kubot, Poland.
02 Dec 2014
The fans of TennisTV voted for the Hottest Shot of the Year 2014 and the winner is Grigor Dimitrov!

Dimitrov is No 1in the list with a huge 76% of votes for his sensational behind-the-back shot at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells in March.

Roger Federer is at second place for his hot shot at Monte Carlo Rolex Masters against Novak Djokovic. The shot of Rafael Nadal in the Sony Open Tennis final against Novak Djokovic again is ranked at No 3.

Watch the No 1 shot of Dimitrov here
29 Oct 2014
Grigor Dimitrov took an easy win in the second round of Paris Masters on Wednesday. Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay could not win any games in the first. Dimitrov needed 62 minutes to beat Cuevas 6-0 6-2. And this was Grigor's 50th win of the season.

In the third round Dimitrov will have the heavy task to beat Andy Murray for the third time this year after the semifinals in Acapulco and the quarterfinals at Wimbledon. The match is at about 2:30 pm CET.

"[Dimitrov] still has a decent chance at getting into London, so he'd be pretty motivated," Murray said. "It will be a good match for both of us."
23 Oct 2014
Grigor Dimitrov defeated the Canadian Vasek Pospisil 6-2 6-2 in the second round of the ATP 500 tournament in Basel, Switzerland, and will play in the quarterfinals for 3rd consecutive year. And he will play first seeded and World No 2 Roger Federer as a replay of the quarterfinal from last year's edition of Swiss Indoors. In 2013 Grigor lost to Federer 3-6 6-7(2). Roger will have the advantage to play in front of home spectators and the confidence of winning the tournament 5 times in the past years.

Dimitrov - Federer match is forth on the Central Court on Friday and will start not before 8pm CET. The first quarterfinal match is Milos Raonic vs David Goffin followed by Ivo Karlovic - Benjamin Becker. World No 3 Rafael Nadal will play 17-years-old Croat Borna Coric.
20 Oct 2014
This week Grigor Dimitrov will participate at ATP 500 tournament in the Swiss city of Basel. In the first round he will play the 17-years-old talent Alexander Zverev of Germany. The young talent enters the tournament with wild card from the organizers. The biggest success of No 135 Zverev was reaching the semifinals of the ATP 500 tournament in Hamburg in July where he lost to David Ferrer. Potential second-round opponents of Grigor are Jarkko Nieminen of Finland, No 57, and Vasek Pospisil of Canda, No 44.

5th seeded Grigor Dimitrov could meet first seeded Roger Federer in the quarterfinals. The other two seeded players in the same half of the draw are Stan Wawrinka and Ivo Karlovic. The seeded players in the lower part of the draw are Rafael Nadal, Milos Raonic, Ernests Gulbis and David Goffin.

In the two previous participations at Swiss Indoor Dimitrov reached the quarterfinals - last year he lost to Roger Federer and in 2012 to Paul-Henri Mathieu.
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