GRIGOR DIMITROV

Bulgarian Tennis Player

Last Single Match
W & S Open, $4973120
Cincinnati, OH, USA,
F: Nick Kyrgios (AUS )
win: 6-3 7-5


Next Single Match
US Open, $1
Flushing Meadows, NY, USA,
R128: T.B.A.

Current Ranking
92
Doubles: 238
21 Aug 2017
21 Aug 2017
Grigor Dimitrov won his first Masters title after beating the Australian Nick Kyrgios 6-3 7-5. This is Dimitrov's 7th ATP Tour title and 3rd title for the year after Brisbane and Sofia.

“I'm just happy. There's nothing else I can say, honestly. I'm just happy and I'm humbled to have that trophy in my hands, and especially to win here, my first Masters 1000. It's just amazing. I always like this tournament. I have played it quite a few times and always thought this can be maybe one of the first ones, and it is the first one,” Dimitrov said.“Going to the Open, it's for sure a lot of positivity with it, but the most important thing now is just to stay grounded, keep on doing the same work, believe in myself, and just prepare the best way that I can for the Open.”

The Bulgarian added 1000 ranking points and gained $954,225 of the prize money.In the Monday's ATP Ranking Dimitrov moved to number 9 ahead of Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic.

In the Race to London ranking which is based on the points earned in 2017 Grigor Dimitrov is now number 6 and had good chances to be in Top 8 by November and make is debut in the ATP Finals in London.
20 Aug 2017
Without losing a set in Cincinnati, Grigor Dimitrov reached the biggest final of his career after two hours battle against John Isner 7-6(4) 7-6(10). Dimitrov saved three set-points before clinching the win on his third match point.

On Sunday clash for the title Dimitrov will face the Australian Nick Kyrgios who will also play his first Masters final.
19 Aug 2017
Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the semifinals of Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati after defeating the Japanese Yuichi Sugita 6-2 6-1. Seventh seed Dimitrov broke Sugita at the beginning of the first set and quickly reached 3-0 lead. In the second set Dimitrov broke twice and reached 5-0. He lost only 5 points on his serve and did not face and break points.

"It's a good feeling, for sure," said an elated Dimitrov in press. "It's a good feeling. I like playing in Cincinnati. I love that centre court, as well. I think all that brings me good memories and just a positive way of thinking when I come out there on the court.
"I think that was about it, to be honest. I didn't think I did anything spectacular except playing the game the right way today. Just glad to get off court for about an hour. Save some energy and prepare for tomorrow.
"It was just one of those days that you just had to adjust to the conditions. I just had to adjust a lot to the conditions. It was pretty swirly out there. I knew what I had to do against him. From the first point, I think I was on top of the game. That carried me on throughout the whole match."

On Saturday Grigor Dimitrov will play John Isner who is 2013 runner-up of the tournament. This is Grigor's 4th ATP Masters semi-final and will try to enter Masters final for the first time.

With the won points Grigor Dimitrov guaranteed Top 10 position and has can move No 9 if he wins at he semifinal.

In in the Race to London ranking Grigor Dimitrov goes No 8 ahead of Andy Murray.
18 Aug 2017
After losing five times to ex world No 4 Juan Martin del Potro, the seventh seeded Grigor Dimitrov finally succeeded to beat him in the third round of the Cincinnati Masters 6-3 7-5.

“I spoke with my coach in the locker room after [the win], and I was, like, ‘Listen, I really needed that match.’ He was, like, ‘You know what? I kind of agree with you,’” Dimitrov said.“Yeah, I always wanted to, coming up the rankings, I always wanted to say that I want to beat all the players out there. That’s a goal of mine. Yes, slowly and surely I’m getting there. There [are] still a few guys that I haven’t conquered yet, but I believe in good times, good things will come.”

With this win Dimitrov almost secured his re-entry to Top 10.

In the quarterfinals on Friday Grigor Dimitrov faces No 46 Yuichi Sugita of Japan.
03 Aug 2017
Grigor Dimitrov had to play a tough three sets match to advance to the third round of the ATP 500 Citi Open in Washington, D. C.. The 4th seeded Bulgarian beat Kyle Edmund of Great Britain 7-5 4-6 6-3.

In the third round on Thursday Grigor Dimitrov will play the 21-years-old Russian Daniil Medvedev. In the only match so far Dimitrov beat Medvedev in June this year in the quarterfinals of the grass tournament in London.
21 Jul 2017
Grigor Dimitrov accepted the wild card from the organizers of Citi Open, ATP 500 tournament in the US capital starting on 31 July 2017.

The main draw will include four Top 10 players, No 7 Dominic Thiem, No 8 Kei Nishikori, No 9 Milos Raonic and No 10 Grigor Dimitrov. The other rivals for title are Alexander Zverev, Lucas Pouille, Gael Monfils, Juan Martin del Potro, Jack Sock, Nick Kyrgios, John Isner, Steve Johnson.

In the last year's edition of Citi Open Dimitrov started from the second round where he lost to Daniel Evans of Great Britain. Dimitrov's best achievement in Washington is reaching the quarterfinals in 2013.
17 Jul 2017
After more than two years Grigor Dimitrov is back in Top 10. In today's Emirates ATP Ranking Dimitrov is under No 10. The Bulgarian dropped of Top 10 in February 2015 with worst rank of 40 in July last year. Grigor Dimitrov's best ranking is No 8 during 4 weeks in August 2014.

The WImbledon champion Roger Federer moved to No 3 behind No 1 Andy Murray and No 2 Rafael Nadal. Novak Djokovic keeps his fourth position while Stan Wawrinka dropped from No 3 to No 5. The runner-up from Wimbledon Marin Cilic is at No 6. Dominic Thiem and Kei Nishikori move up to No 7 and No 8 respectively ahead of Milos Raonic who loses two position to No 9. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is out of Top 10 after No 11 Alexander Zverev who has the same ranking points 3160 as Grigor Dimitrov.

The next tournaments of Grigor are the two Masters in North America - Montreal and Cincinnati and then the last Grand Slam tournament of the yeat - the US Open.
14 Jul 2017
Grigor Dimitrov is a much-loved sports star and as the most famous Bulgarian tennis player to have ever emerged from the country, this famous sports star really is a great addition to the sporting world. Having made pro at just 16, Dimitrov is one of the youngest tennis players in the Top 20, but that doesn’t mean he’s not had an eventful life. As you can see from the Ladbrokes Wimbledon Player vs Player Guide, he’s had plenty of records in his time. Here, we’re taking a look at some of the most interesting facts about this sports star, from his love life, to his family to his career itself!


Love Life
As one of the most successful Bulgarian tennis players to date, Grigor Dimitrov is apparently as much of a successful ladies’ man as he is a tennis player. He’s been linked to a huge number of different players, including Serena Williams after they met through their mutual coach Patrick Mouratoglou. However, after they split, reports suggested that he was dating Maria Sharapova for 2 years, from 2012 to early 2015, which helped to fuel the rivalry between her and fellow tennis player Serena Williams. Since 2016, it was reported that Grigor Dimitrov was dating Nicole Scherzinger.


Records
Grigor Dimitrov is the first, and currently the only, Bulgarian male tennis player that has been able to win an ATP title in singles tennis. On top of this, Dimitrov is the first to reach final in doubles as well, which he managed to do in 2011. But Dimitrov didn’t stop there. In addition to this, Dimitrov is the only Bulgarian male player to have ever reached the third round or better at a Grand Slam tournament. It wasn’t just his professional career that he was hitting records in either, having held the world no. 1 ranking as a junior, winning the Boys’ Singles 2008 Wimbledon Championships and even the 2008 US Open!


He’s Great On All Surfaces
Dimitrov is able to play on all surfaces, as demonstrated when he won three ATP titles in arrow in 2014, on Hard, Clay and Gras in Mexico, Romania and London. In 2014 he was able to demonstrate his excellent ability and this is what makes him one of the best and most exciting competitors in the sport.


He’s Never Won A Grandslam
While his record is fantastic, one thing about Grigor Dimitrov is the fact that he has never won a Grandslam! He got close when he made it to the third round of the French Open in 2013, the quarterfinals of the 2014 Australian Open and even the semifinals of the 2014 Wimbledon Championship.


Sports Runs In His Blood
Interestingly, there’s no surprise that he became a very successful sports star. In fact, Dimitar, his farther, is a tennis coach and his mother is former professional volleyball player, who is now a sports teacher. With sports running in his blood, and his nickname being ‘Baby Fed’ due to his stylish play that echoes the famous Roger Federer, it’s easy to see how Grigor Dimitrov became as successful as he is today.
09 Jul 2017
Grigor Dimitrov is through to the second week of Wimbledon after a match against Dudi Sela of Israel. The Bulgarian was leading 6-1 6-1 when the Sela retired due to injury. This is the second time when Dimitrov advances to the second week of the Grand Slam tournament in London, in 2014 he beat Andy Murray in the quarterfinals and lost to Novak Djokovic in the semifinals.

On Monday Grigor Dimitrov will play Roger Federer who holds 7 Wimbledon titles. Federer won all 5 matches against Dimitrov last one being in 2016 at Australian Open.
08 Jul 2017
After the smashing win 6-3 6-2 6-1 over the Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis on Thursday, Grigor Dimitrov will play Dudi Sela of Israel in the third round of Wimbledon on Saturday.

Dimitrov won all 4 matches at ATP World Tour level against Dudi Sela with last win in Delray Beach in February 2016.