GRIGOR DIMITROV

Bulgarian Tennis Player

Last Single Match
US Open
Flushing Meadows, NY, USA,
R16: [2] Andy Murray (GBR )
loss: 1-6 2-6 2-6


Next Single Match
Chengdu Open, $840915
Chengdu, China,
R32: T.B.A.

Current Ranking
211
Doubles: 438
19 Sep 2016
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.
29 Jul 2016
Grigor Dimitrov defeated No 27 Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 6-3 7-5 to advance to the quarterfinals of Toronto Masters. With the won points after the 3 wins in Canada Dimitrov is getting closer to reenter Top 30.

In the quarterfinals the Bulgarian will play world No 6 Kei Nishikori. The match is on Center Court after Wawrinka- Anderson match on Friday.
30 Jun 2016
Grigor Dimitrov beat 16th seeded Frenchman Gilles Simon in the second round of Wimbledon 6-3 7-6(1) 3-6 6-4. Gilles Simon had five wins of the six matches played so far against Dimitrov. The Bulgarian overrun Simon in the first set and then again in the tie-break of the second set with very impressive attacks behind his first serve. The pattern changed in the third set after several errors by Dimitrov. After Simon broke in the fourth set it look like match might slip away from Dimitrov. But Grigor took the next 4 games to reach the victory.

“I mean, I didn't expect anything less from me today. I came out on the court and I played a very solid two sets. Third one I was not hitting the ball as well, I did a few unforced errors, but, you know, back at the fourth, I felt very comfortable.” Dimitrov said.

On Friday Grigor Dimitrov plays Steve Johnson of the USA in the third round. Dimitrov beat Johnson in the second round of last year's edition of Wimbledon. Then a month later the American beat Dimitrov in Washington.

The match is on Court 18 at around 5pm CET.
20 May 2016
The first round opponent of Grigor Dimitrov at the second Grand Slam tournament of the year will be Viktor Troicki of Serbia. Troicki is No 24 in the ATP World Tour ranking and is seed 22 of the main draw.

Dimitrov and Troicki played twice this year as the Bulgarian won in Brisbane but the Serbian prevailed in the final in Sydney after a week. Dimitrov leads with 2-1 wins overall as he won the in Basel in 2012 too.

Grigor Dimitrov played in the last 5 editions of Roland Garros and his best achievement was reaching the third round in 2013 where he lost to Novak Djokovic. The Bulgarian lost in the first round in 2015 and 2014 to then No 36 Jack Sock of USA and No 52 Ivo Karlovic of Croatia respectively.
30 Apr 2016
Grigor Dimitrov reached eighth career final on ATP World Tour level and second final of the year after beating third seed Ivo Carlovic of Croatia 7-6(0) 7-6(2). Both sets were decided in tie-breaks where Dimitrov showed his class.

On Sunday at 5pm Istanbul and Sofia time (4pm CET) Grigor Dimitrov will play Diego Schwartzman of Argentina in an attempt to win his 5th ATP Tour trophy.