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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.
19 Oct 2014
Grigor Dimitrov could not defend his first ATP Tour title at If Stockholm Open. No 7 Tomas Berdych lifted the trophy after beating Dimitrov 5-7 6-4 6-4.

"It was a good match," said Dimitrov. "I give all my respect to Tomas. It's never easy to lose a final, but he was just better out there today. He had bigger momentum in the second and third (sets). That made the biggest difference."

Grigor Dimitrov will drop off ATP Tour Top 10 on Monday as Andy Murray moves one position ahead after moving the title in Vienna.

With the two next tournaments in Basel and Paris, Grigor still has chances to gain enough points and the enter the 8 eight player at the ATPTour FInals in London in November.
18 Oct 2014
Grigor Dimitrov need only one win to defend his title from the last year's edition at If Stockholm Open. In the semifinal on Saturday Dimitrov defeated Bernard Tomic of Australia in straight sets 6-3 7-5. On Sunday the Bulgarian will play for the title against the winner of the match Berdych - Bachinger.

"I like my chances," said Dimitrov, on his hopes to win a fifth ATP World Tour title. "I never dislike my chances if I'm in the final. It's a nice place to be again. I would love to defend a title every single week. It brings the best out in you, so for me it's a really nice place to be in."

Dimitrov gained 49 770 EUR of the prize money and 150 ranking points but he has to defend 250 points from last year. If Andy Murray wins the tournament in Vienna, Dimitrov will fall to No 11 regardless of the result of his final. And if Dimitrov wins in Stockholm and Murray loses in Vienna, then the Bulgarian will keep his 10th ranking position. Dimitrov is still among the contenders for the remaining places at the ATP Tour Finals in London in November.
17 Oct 2014
22-years-old Jack Sock demonstrated great tennis play against second seeded Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinals of ATP 250 tournament in the Swedish capital. The Bulgarian lost the first set but was successful in the critical moments and succeed to take the win 5-7 6-4 6-3. The champion from the last year's edition of the tournament will play Bernard Tomic of Australia in the semifinals on Saturday.

Dimitrov added 90 ranking points to his balance but based on the presentation of Andy Murray in the tournament in Vienna he might lose his 10th position next Monday.
15 Oct 2014
Grigor Dimitrov was succeeded to advance to the quarterfinals at If Stockholm Open in the Swedish capital. The title winner of the last edition of the tournament defeated world No 59 Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia 7-5 7-6(4).

On Thursday Dimitrov and Herbert will play in the quarterfinals of the doubles tournament against Treat Huey, Philippines, and Jack Sock, USA.

Grigor Dimitrov will play in the singles quarterfinals on Friday against the winner of Jack Sock and Jeremy Chardy.
14 Oct 2014
Grigor Dimitrov and Pierre-Hugues Herbert defeated the doubles draw leaders Jean-Julien Rojer (Netherlands) and Horia Tecau (Romania)7-5 4-6 [12-10] after saving a match-ball.

The two friends from the junior years Grigor and Pierre-Hugues will add 45 points for the doubles ranking. Their opponents in the quarterfinals will be Treat Huey of the Philippines and Jack Sock of the USA.

On Wednesday Grigor Dimitrov will play in the second round of the singles against Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia. In the only match so far Gabashvili beat Dimitrov - in 2011 in Houston, TX, USA.

The Bulgarian TV channel bTV Action will broadcast all the matches of Dimitrov from If Stockholm Open. All the other matches from the quarterfinals will be in the program of Ring.bg TV channel.
08 Oct 2014
No 30 Julien Benneteau of France defeated Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets 7-5 6-3 in the second round at the ATP Masters in Shanghai, China. Dimitrov could not advance further than the second round in this tournament in his 4th participation. In 2011 he lost to Andy Roddick, then No 15, in the second round. In 2012 then No 2 Novak Djokovic beat him in the second round. And last year Dimitrov lost in the first round to Kei Nishikori.

With this earl loss Grigor Dimitrov decreased substantially his chances to enter the Year-to-date Top 8 players who will take part in the ATP Tour Finals in London in November.

Next week Grigor Dimitrov will play at If Stockholm where he won his first ATP Tour title last year. No 7 ranked Tomas Berdych is with the highest rank among the tennis players in Stockholm. Grigor Dimitrov would be seeded No 2 as he is the second best ranked player. The other top names who will play for the title in the Swedish capital are Kevin Anderson, Alexandr Dolgopolov, Gael Monfils, Fernando Verdasco.
06 Oct 2014
Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the second round of Shanghai Rolex Masters after beating in Denis Istomin in the opening round in straight sets 6-3 6-3. For this win Dimitrov will add 45 ranking points to his balance both in the 52-week ranking and the ranking which determines the contestants for the ATP Tour finals in London.

In the second round Grigor will play the winner of the match between Julien Benneteau of France and the representative of the host nation Ze Zhang.
05 Oct 2014
In the first round of Shanghai Rolex Masters Grigor Dimitrov will play Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan, world No 60. The Bulgarian is 10th seeded as all top 10 players take part in this prestigious tournament in China. Dimitrov lost the only one match against Denis Istomin which was back in 2009 at Challenger tournament in Besançon, France.

Dimtrov would play Julien Benneteau of France or the wild card holder Ze Zhang of China. Potential 3rd round opponent for Grigor is No 7 Kei Nishikori. If Dimitrov advances to the quarterfinals we would watch a match against Roger Federer. No 1 Novak Djokovic leads the upper part of the draw and could meet Dimitrov in the semifinals.

The other seeded players in same part of the draw are No 5 David Ferrer, No 11 Andy Murray, No 14 Roberto Bautista Agut, No 16 Kevin Anderson.

The lower part of the draw is lead by No 2 Rafael Nadal who can meet No 13 John Isner in the 3rd round and No 8 Milos Raonic or No 12 Ernests Gulbis in the quarterfinals. The other seeded players in the same half of the draw are No 4 Stan Wawrinka, No 6 Tomas Berdych, No 9 Marin Cilic and No 15 Fabio Fognini.
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