21 Nov 2013
The first tournament of Grigor Dimitrov for the new season will be Brisbane International in Australia. In the last year's edition of the tournament Grigor Dimitrov reached his first ATP Tour final.
The top -ranked players in Brisbane are Roger Federer, Lleyton Hewitt, Kei Nishikori, Gilles Simon, Kevin Anderson, Jurgen Meltzer, Feliciano Lopez.
The tournament starts on 29 December 2013.
30 Oct 2013
Grigor Dimitrov defeated No 18 Fabio Fognini of Italy in the second round of the ATP Masters in Paris 6-3 5-7 6-2. This win was a revenge for the loss to the Italian in January in Sydney. Grigor Dimitrov gained 34'000 EUR for the win and his total prize money for the year is already over 1'000'000 EUR. Grigor must add more ranking points as the gained 90 points will not be enough to keep his 22nd position next Monday. He will have the chance to do it against Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina. In the second quarter-final at Masters level tournament in his career Dimitrov will face world No 5 Del Potro on Thursday afternoon. The Argentinian defeated Dimitrov in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in February 2013.
24 Oct 2013
Grigor Dimitrov's dream to play Roger Federer came true."I've always wanted to play [Federer]," said Dimitrov. "He's the greatest. He's given opportunity to so many players. He has brought so much to the game. Everyone wants to be part of that. I'm excited and looking forward to it." The match is on Friday at 8pm CET.
Today in the second round of Swiss Indoor Open in Basel Grigor Dimitrov defeated Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 6-3 6-2. The Bulgarian hit 12 aces and lost just 9 of his service points and won the match in 1 hour and 2 minutes.
23 Oct 2013
Grigor Dimitrov started with a new win his participation at the ATP 500 tournament in Basel, Switzerland. In the opening round the young Bulgarian beat Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic 6-3 6-3. Dimitrov did not add any new ranking points with this balance with the 45 points won as he reached the quarterfinals here last year.
In the second round Grigor Dimitrov will play the Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov on Thursday. In 2011 in Winston Salem Dolgopolov defeated Dimitrov in the only match they played so far.
If Dimitrov advances to the quarter-finals we will enjoy the long awaited match against Federer. In front of home crowd Roger Federer passed to the quarterfinals after beating Denis Istomin in three sets.
21 Oct 2013
With the points gained for his first ATP World Grigor Dimitrov ascended to No 22, his new best ever position. Grigor is among the Movers of the Week on the Ranking section of the official web site of ATP World Tour for advancing from 28 to 22. Featured movers are Roger Federer, Switzerland, who goes from 7th to 6th and Stanislas Wawrinka, Swizterland, who reached No 8. There are no changes in Top 5 - Rafael Nadal leads ahead of Novak Djokovic, David Ferrer, Andy Murray and Juan Martin del Potro.
20 Oct 2013
Grigor Dimitrov won his first ATP world Tour title battling back to beat No 3 David Ferrer 2-6 6-3 6-4 in the final of If Stockholm Open. Dimitrov is the first Bulgarian to win in the Open Era on the ATP World Tour.
Dimitrov defeated Ferrer for the first time after losing the previous 3 ATP World Tour encounters. This was the second ATP Tour final of the young Bulgarian after the loss in Brisbane earlier this year to Andy Murray.
"It's one of my biggest wins," said Dimitrov. "To beat a top guy in a final. It's a great feeling and it's good for your mental state. You know you can hang with these guys and the next time you play against them, especially in the Grand Slams, you will be better prepared."
"I'm going to come on court and fight as much as I can. [Success] is never a guarantee. The best thing in tennis is that you have a next week. My goal is to strive to do better and work harder and eventually everything else is going to pay you back."
After winning the match Grigor Dimitrov met the Swedish Royal family including Crown Princess H.R.H. Victoria, H.R.H. Prince Daniel and little Princess Estelle.Prince Daniel presented the trophy to Dimitrov, who was also invited to a meet-and-greet in the Royal Prince Lounge. "It was lovely to meet them; it was very nice."
In the first tournament with his new coach Roger Rasheed, Grigor Dimitrov will climb to a career-high ranking of 22 after adding 250 ranking points. Dimitrov earned 95'700 EUR for winning the title.
Next week Grigor Dimitrov will compete at Swiss Indoor in Basel where his is seeded 8th. In the first round he will play Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic, No 46.
19 Oct 2013
Grigor Dimitrov is one step away from the winning the title at If Stockholm Open after winning against a Frenchman for the second evening in a row. This time he defeated Benoit Paire, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the semi-final match on Saturday. Paire started with great play in the first set. He lost only six points in his service games throughout the first set. In the second set the Frenchman lost some of his solid play while Grigor Dimitrov improved his game and comfortable won the remaining two set s and the match.
In the second ATP World Tour final in his career will face world No 3 David Ferrer of Spain. The Spaniard defeated Ernests Gulbis, Latvia, in the other semifinal. All the 3 previous matches Ferrer - Dimitrov were won by the Spaniard - in Bostad, Sweden, and Indian Wells, California, USA, in 2012 and in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, in 2011.
Reaching the final brought Grigor 150 points which will move him to his best ever rank of 26.
The final match is on Sunday at 3pm CET.
18 Oct 2013
Grigor Dimitrov reached the semifinal at If Stockholm Open which is his 7th ATP semifinal. In the quarter finals the Bulgarian defeated the Frenchman Kenny de Schepper 6-4 6-2.
In the semifinal on Saturday Grigor Dimitrov will play No 25 Benoit Paire of France. In the opening round of US Open in 2012 Paire beat Dimitrov5-7 6-3 7-6(4) 6-2. Dimitrov lost to Paire also in 2008 at Futures tournament in the Netherlands.
In the other semifinal David Ferrer, Spain, plays Ernests Gulbis, Latvia. Dimitrov - Paire match is expected to start at about 4pm CET.
15 Oct 2013
In the first round of thh ATP 250 tournament in Stockholm Grigor Dimitrov defeated the qualifier Marius Copil of Romania in two sets 6-3 6-4.
In the second round Grigor will play Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany, No 117. In the only match against Struff in 2010 at Futures in Dortmund Dimitrov scored a win in 2 sets 7-5 7-5.
On Wednesday Dimitrov plays in the first round of the doubles tournament. The Bulgarian with his partner Jeremy Chardy of France play the Spaniards David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco.
07 Oct 2013
Earlier today Grigor Dimitrov announced that he begins a temporary partnership with Roger Rasheed, Australian coach who previously worked with Lleyton Hewitt, Gael Monfils and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Last week Dimitrov announced that he leaves Good to Great Academy in Stockholm, Sweden, where his coach was Mikael Tillstrom.
"Roger [Rasheed] and I have agreed to spend some time in the short term to help me in the journey forward in preparation for 2014 and we both are looking forward to this collaboration." Dimitrov posted on Facebook.
Grigor plays Kei Nishikori (Japan), No 18, on Tuesday in the first round of the ATP Masters in Shanghai. The match is third in a row on Stadium, the central court, and is expected to start at about noon (CET).