Bulgarian Tennis Player

Last Single Match
Rakuten Japan Open Tennis, $1263045
Tokyo, Japan,
R32: Benoit Paire (FRA )
loss: 4-6 6-3 1-6

Next Single Match
If Stockholm Open, €537050
Stockholm, Sweden,
R32: T.B.A.

Current Ranking
Doubles: 224
05 Oct 2015


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.
19 Aug 2015
Grigor Dimitrov defeated Vasek Pospisil of Canada 7-6(4) 7-6(5) and became the first player who advanced to the eighth finals of Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati. In the first set both players broke each other to reach 6-6. In the tie-break the Bulgarian secured his advantage with 7-4. The second set continued in the same tight way as none of the players succeeded to break, Dimitrov and Pospisil saved three break points each. In the decider Dimitrov reached to 7-5 and took the set and the match. In the third round on Thursday Grigor Dimitrov will play the winner of the match of Andy Murray and Mardy Fish.
17 Aug 2015
No 16 seed Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the second round of Cincinnati Masters after defeating the Czech player Lukas Rosol 6-2 3-6 6-3. The Bulgarian needed one hour and 25 minutes to win the match. He scored 11 aces and succeeded to capitalize on three of the five break point chances.

In the second round Dimitrov will play the winner of the match of the qualifiers Vasek Pospisil of Canada, No 47, and Denis Kudla of the USA, No 78.
11 Aug 2015
14th seeded Grigor Dimitrov defeated the Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-4 7-5 in the opening round of Canada Open Masters in Montreal. In the first set the qualifier Dolgopolov had six opportunities to break but Dimitrov showed strong resistance. The Bulgarian struck at the end of the set to reach 1-0 lead in sets. In the second set Dolgopolov scored an early break, but when serving to win the setGrigor Dimitrov got back by breaking. Then Dimitrov broke for a second successive game to secure a spot in the second round.

On Wednesday Dimitrov will play Jack Sock of the USA. The match is at 6:30pm CET on Court No 9. In the two previous matches Dimitrov beat Sock in Stockholm in 2014 and Sock ousted the Bulgarian in the first round of Roland Garros earlier this year.
03 Aug 2015
Grigor Dimitrov and Mardy Fish defeated the winners of Wimbledon in 2014 Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock in the first round of the doubles tournament at Citi Open in Washington, DC. Dimitrov/Fish reached the victory after three tie-breaks 6-7(2) 7-6(5 [10-8].

In the second round the Bulgarian-American pairwill have another tough match against 3rd seeded Rohan Bopanna of India and Florin Mergea of Romania.