Bulgarian Tennis Player

Last Single Match
BNP Paribas Masters, €3288530
Paris, France,
R16: [8] David Ferrer (ESP )
loss: 7-6(4) 1-6 4-6

Next Single Match
Telenor Prime Time Tennis
Sofia, Bulgaria,
RR: Gael Monfils (FRA )

Current Ranking
Doubles: 255
23 Nov 2015


04 Nov 2015
Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the third round of BNP Paribas Masters in Paris after 7-6(3) 7-6(2) victory over No 11 Marin Cilic of Croatia. Neither of the players succeeded to break the service game of the opponent although Marin Cilic had 10 chances. Grigor Dimitrov dominated in the tie-breaks of the both sets, he dropped just 5 points to secure his win in 2 hours and 16 minutes.

The head to head score of Dimitrov - Cilic is 1-1 after this win of Dimitrov and the win of Cilic in Brisbane in 2014.

On Thursday Grigor Dimitrov will play No 8 David Ferrer of Spain not before 3pm CET. Grigor Dimitrov won only one of the matches against Ferrer when he took his first title in Stockholm in 2013. David Ferrer beat Dimitrov four times so far, last time being in Monte Carlo Masters in 2014.
27 Oct 2015
Grigor Dimitrov did not face any break-points, scored aces and won 25 first-serve points for the win in the first round match 6-3 6-4 against Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine in Basel.

On Wednesday Grigor Dimitrov will attempt to beat Rafael Nadal for the first time after the 6 loses in the previous matches. In the last last clash when Nadal won was in the quarterfinals at Madrid Masters in May this year.

"I'm already looking forward to tomorrow's match," said Dimitrov. "The excitement is building up."

Dimitrov -Nadal match is at 8pm CET on Centre Court
22 Oct 2015
Grigor Dimitrov ousted ex No 9 Nicolas Almagro 6-2 6-4 in the second round of If Stockholm Open. On Friday Dimitrov will play Tomas Berdych, first seeded player whom the organizers invited with wild card.

Berdych beat Dimitrov in the final of the last year's edition of the tournament.
20 Oct 2015
Grigor Dimitrov is 5th seeded of the main draw of If Stockholm Open and will play the qualifier Filip Krajinovic of Serbia, No 94. It is the last match of the day at Centre Court and will start late in the evening on Tuesday.

Dimitrov defeated Krajinovic earlier this year in the first round of Mexico Open in Acapulco.

If Stockholm Open is the tournament where Grigor Dimitrov won his first ATP World Tour title in 2013. Last year the Bulgarian lost in the final match to Tomas Berdych.
02 Oct 2015
Grigor Dimitrov left the tournament in Kuala Lumpur after losing to No 74 Bejnamin Becker of Germany 4-6 6-7(3). The Bulgarian will drop from Top 20 when rankings are published next Monday.

The next tournament for Grigor is Rakuten Japan Open, ATP 500 tournament in the Japanese capital Tokyo. In only the previous participation in Tokyo in 2012 Dimitrov started from the qualification and succeeded to enter the main draw and lost in the first round to then No 10 Juan Monaco of Argentina.

After Tokyo the tournament agenda until the end of the season of Grigor Dimitrov is:
- Shanghai Rolex Masters, Shanghai, China
- If Stockholm Open, Stockholm, Sweden
- Swiss Indoors, Basel, Switzerland
- BNP Paribas Masters, Paris, France
01 Oct 2015
Grigor Dimitrov lost the first set to Joao Sousa of Portugal but eventually won the second round match 2-6 6-3 6-4 in Kuala Lumpur. Sousa had a lead of 4-2 in the third set, Grigor succeeded to win 4 consecutive games to take the decisive set and the match.

“I didn’t play my best but I’m happy to get the win. It’s my first time here in Kuala Lumpur and I’m glad to see that I have fans here,” the former world No.8 said.

On Friday Grigor Dimitrov will play Benjamin Becker of Germany. So far Dimitrov lost to Becker twice - at Challenger tournaments in Greece and Italy in 2009.

The quarter-final match Dimitrov-Becker in on Center Court and will start not earlier than 12:30 pm CET (13:30 Sofia time).
30 Sep 2015
Grigor Dimitrov will play no 47 Joao Sousa of Portugal in the second round of Malaysian Open in Kuala Lupmpur. The Bulgarian skipped the first round as 4th seeded player. The second-round match Dimitrov-Sousa is not before 12:15 pm CET (13:15 Sofia time) on Thursday.

In the first round of US Open in 2013 Joao Sousa upset Grigor Dimitrov3-6 6-3 6-4 5-7 6-2. And in 2012 Dimitrov reached to victory in the second round of the qualifications of ATP 250 tournament in Nice, France.

On Wednesday Grigor Dimitrov and his partner Leander Paes of India lost the first round doubles match to Rameez Junaid of Australia and Jonathan Marray of Great Britain5-7 6-1 [4-10].

Grigor Dimitrov will work with Franco Davin,the former coach of Juan Martin del Potro. The Argentinian coach and Dimitrov will be together at the tournaments in Malaysia and Japan and only then will decide if they will continue their collaboration.
31 Aug 2015
No 17th seeded Grigor Dimitrov needed one hour and 17 minutes to beat Matthew Ebden of Australia in straight sets 6-4 6-2 6-4. The Bulgarian scored 7 aces and 21 winners and with 6 breaks of the serve won the match and advanced to the next round.

In the second round Dimitrov will play Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan. Dimitrov played Kukishkin twice. In 2012 in the first round of Miami Open Dimitrov won in straight sets. Later same year Kukushkin beat the Bulgarian in the qualifications of Monte-Carlo Masters.
29 Aug 2015
Grigor Dimitrov will play the qualifier Matthew Ebden of Australia in the first round of US Open on Monday. Dimitrov won the two matches against Ebden so far: in 2010 at Challenger in Bangkok, Thailand, and in 2013 at Indian Wells Masters.

The potential second round opponents of Dimitrov are Yen-Hsun Lu of Taiwan, No 106, and Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazahstan, No 55.

Last year's edition of US Open was the most successful for Grigor Dimitrov, the Bulgarian beat Ryan Harrison of USA, Dudi Sela of Israel and David Goffin of Belgium to reach the fourth round where he lost to Gael Monfils. Dimitrov lost in the first round of the tournament in 3 consecutive editions - in 2011 to Gael Monfils, in 2012 to Benoit Paire, in 2013 to Joao Souza.
21 Aug 2015
Andy Murray saved match point and came back to defeat Grigor Dimitrov in the third round in Cincinnati 4-6 7-6(3) 7-5. Dimitrov started the match perfectly with a break to move 1-0 ahead. All next games were won by the serving player and Dimitrov took the first set 6-4. In the second set Grigor won four of the five first games to reach a lead of 4-1. Then Murray broke back and took the service game to reduce the difference only to one game 3-4. In the eight game Murray edged out Dimitrov against the serve, then reached a lead of 5-4. Eventually the set reached to decisive tie-break. Both players scored mini-breaks but Murray moved ahead and won the tie-break. In the third set Dimitrov succeeded to come back from 0-2 to a lead of 5-2 after winning 5 consecutive games. The Bulgarian had a match point when leading 5-4 but could not capitalize it. Murray broke to 5-5 and then with another break took the set 7-5 and won the match.

“I was happy with the way I played at least, but that's about it,” said Dimitrov. “I had too many opportunities. That's the only thing. If that you have many and you don't I want to say that's about it. Everything else felt pretty good. The body held up well for three hours, so good things ahead.”

Grigor Dimitrov's next tournament is the fourth Grand Slam tournament US Open in New York starting from 31 August.