GRIGOR DIMITROV

Bulgarian Tennis Player

Last Single Match
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia,
R32: [3] Roger Federer (SUI )
loss: 4-6 6-3 1-6 4-6


Next Single Match
Delray Beach Open, $488225
Delray Beach, FL, USA,
R32: T.B.A.

Current Ranking
28
Doubles: 311
01 Feb 2016
21 Jan 2016
The third round match of Grigor Dimitrov and Roger Federer is third in a row on Rod Laver Arena as the first match starts at 2 pm local time on Friday. So European fans can watch it in the morning hours on Friday after the match of Maria Sharapova and Lauren Davis.

Dimitrov played Federer 4 times until now and lost all the matches and only in Brisbane two ago the Bulgarian succeed to win a set.

"I just played him [Roger Federer] a couple weeks ago. Obviously it's not an easy match. But I felt that I've been playing good. I have quite a few matches behind my back already." Dimitrov said. "I mean, it's exciting match for me, you know, to be able to get to the third round and play against him. You know, it's a good start.I'm out here to perform the best way I can, and hopefully, you know, I can play better tennis and sort of play better I think than Brisbane and maybe do couple of things different that I thought I could have done back then."
18 Jan 2016
Grigor Dimitrov defeated the Italian Paolo Lorenzi in straight sets 6-3 7-6(8) 6-3 in the opening round of the first Grand Slam tournament of the year Australian Open.

27th seeded Bulgarian will play the qualifier Marco Trungelliti of Argentina, No 210, in the second round.
15 Jan 2016
Grigor Dimitrov secured his place in the semifinals in Sydney with 4-6 6-3 6-4 win over the Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov. The match that started on Thursday was interrupted due to rain several times. When the match resumed on Friday Dimitrov had a lead of 4-2 in the third set which he converted to victory.

"I was actually rushing a lot this morning; I didn’t expect the match before (Gabashvili v Tomic) that to finish that way. So I just jumped straight to the court from the practice court." Dimitrov said. "I served well, so I think that was good enough. I knew Alex would sort of come out and starts hooting every ball so I had to be ready."

Grigor Dimitrov plays Gilles Muller of Luxembourg in the semifinals on Friday.

"Right now I’m just focused on getting as many matches as possible and get ready for Melbourne – that’s my main goal." Dimitrov said. "My job here is still in progress. I’m excited to get on the court again – semifinal. It’s going to be a good match (against Muller). Big server, he’s a very experienced guy. Tough conditions today but it’s gonna be the same for both of us. Let’s see how it’s gonna go."
13 Jan 2016
No 4 seed Grigor Dimitrov started his participation at Apia International in Sydney with 7-6(2) 6-4 win over the Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas. The first set was decided after 51 minutes of play in a tie-break where Dimitrov quickly reached 6-0 lead. With the only break of the match Dimitrov opened the second set with 2-0 and eventually won the set and the match.

In his second quarterfinal of the year Grigor Dimitrov will play eighth seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine. Dimitrov beat Dolgopolov 4 times until now and lost only once. The last two wins of Grigor were at Canadian Masters in August last year and at Wimbledon in 2014.
11 Jan 2016
Grigor Dimitrov is 4th seeded of the main draw and starts directly from the second round of the ATP 250 tournament in Sydney, Australia. The Bulgarian will play No 41 Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay who defeated the qualifier Maximilian Marterer in the the first round.

Dimitrov played Cuevas twice before as Cuevas stopped Dimitrov at the semifinals in Istanbul last year while the Bulgarian won at Paris Masters in 2014.

Potential opponent of Grigor in the quarterfinals is the 8th seeded Alexadr Dolgopolov.

This is 3rd participation of Grigor Dimitrov at Apia International Sydney. In 2013 he lost to Fabio Fognini in the first round and in 2012 Dimitrov could not pass the qualifications.
08 Jan 2016
The defending champion and top seed Roger Federer of Switzerland prevailed againt Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 6-7(4) 6-4 in the quarterfinals in Brisbane. For the first time in his career Dimitrov took a set off Federer, played a perfect tie-break and brought the match to third set. Federer straightened himself out, broke the service of Dimitrov and made it too late for the Bulgarian player to fight back.

“It was tough. Grigor’s a great shot-maker, the future’s ahead of him in the game,” Federer said.

Grigor continues in Brisbane in the doubles tournament. With partner Kei Nishikori they will play in the semifinals on Saturday against wild card holders James Duckworth and Chris Guccione of Australia.
07 Jan 2016
Grigor Dimitrov needed almost three hours to beat Viktor Troicki of Serbia 5-7 7-6(6) 6-2. Troicki took the first set with a late break. The Serbian was leading with break in the second set, then Grigor also succeeded to break for 4-4. In the tie-break Dimitrov reached a lead of 5-1 but let Troicki to take the next points to 6-6. After a double fault by the Serbian Grigor succeeded to win the tie-break and the set. In the third set Dimitrov succeeded to break twice and took the set 6-2.

In the quarterfinals Grigor Dimitrov will play No 3 and top seeded player in Brisbane Roger Federer. In all three previous matches Roger Federer reached the victory. Last year in Brisbane Federer beat Dimitrov in the semifinals 6-2 6-2.

"Then again, tomorrow we'll see. Grigor's had a tough grind today, but he's extremely match tough. I expect him to be fresh again tomorrow. I played him quite aggressive last year and that worked well." Federer said after beating Kamke earlier today.

The match Grigor Dimitrov - Roger Federer is on Friday on Pat Rafter Arena not before 7pm local time, 9 am CET.
04 Jan 2016
Grigor Dimitrov started the new year with 2 wins. In the first round of Brisbane International in Australia Grigor Dimitrov beat 5th seeded Gilles Simon of France 6-3 7-6(10) within two hours and six minutes. After four losses to Simon, the Bulgarian notched his first victory. Grigor Dimitrov fired 8 aces and saved 6 of the 7 break-points. In the second set tie-break Simon saved five match points and 10-10 he made a double fault then Dimitrov took the next point and the set and the match.

In the second round Grigor Dimitrov will play the winner of the match Viktor Troicki or Steve Johnson.

With partner Kei Nishikori of Japan Grigor Dimitrov scored first round victory in the doubles tournament. Dimitrov-Nishikori defeated Lukas Dlouhy of the Czech Republic and Dominic Thiem of Austria. In the second round the Bulgarian-Japanese pair will face top seeded Frenchmen Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut.
04 Nov 2015
Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the third round of BNP Paribas Masters in Paris after 7-6(3) 7-6(2) victory over No 11 Marin Cilic of Croatia. Neither of the players succeeded to break the service game of the opponent although Marin Cilic had 10 chances. Grigor Dimitrov dominated in the tie-breaks of the both sets, he dropped just 5 points to secure his win in 2 hours and 16 minutes.

The head to head score of Dimitrov - Cilic is 1-1 after this win of Dimitrov and the win of Cilic in Brisbane in 2014.

On Thursday Grigor Dimitrov will play No 8 David Ferrer of Spain not before 3pm CET. Grigor Dimitrov won only one of the matches against Ferrer when he took his first title in Stockholm in 2013. David Ferrer beat Dimitrov four times so far, last time being in Monte Carlo Masters in 2014.
27 Oct 2015
Grigor Dimitrov did not face any break-points, scored aces and won 25 first-serve points for the win in the first round match 6-3 6-4 against Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine in Basel.

On Wednesday Grigor Dimitrov will attempt to beat Rafael Nadal for the first time after the 6 loses in the previous matches. In the last last clash when Nadal won was in the quarterfinals at Madrid Masters in May this year.

"I'm already looking forward to tomorrow's match," said Dimitrov. "The excitement is building up."

Dimitrov -Nadal match is at 8pm CET on Centre Court