First ATP World Tour Title for Grigor Dimitrov

First ATP World Tour Title for Grigor Dimitrov
20 October 2013
Grigor Dimitrov won his first ATP world Tour title battling back to beat No 3 David Ferrer 2-6 6-3 6-4 in the final of If Stockholm Open. Dimitrov is the first Bulgarian to win in the Open Era on the ATP World Tour.

Dimitrov defeated Ferrer for the first time after losing the previous 3 ATP World Tour encounters. This was the second ATP Tour final of the young Bulgarian after the loss in Brisbane earlier this year to Andy Murray.

"It's one of my biggest wins," said Dimitrov. "To beat a top guy in a final. It's a great feeling and it's good for your mental state. You know you can hang with these guys and the next time you play against them, especially in the Grand Slams, you will be better prepared."

"I'm going to come on court and fight as much as I can. [Success] is never a guarantee. The best thing in tennis is that you have a next week. My goal is to strive to do better and work harder and eventually everything else is going to pay you back."

After winning the match Grigor Dimitrov met the Swedish Royal family including Crown Princess H.R.H. Victoria, H.R.H. Prince Daniel and little Princess Estelle.Prince Daniel presented the trophy to Dimitrov, who was also invited to a meet-and-greet in the Royal Prince Lounge. "It was lovely to meet them; it was very nice."

In the first tournament with his new coach Roger Rasheed, Grigor Dimitrov will climb to a career-high ranking of 22 after adding 250 ranking points. Dimitrov earned 95'700 EUR for winning the title.

Next week Grigor Dimitrov will compete at Swiss Indoor in Basel where his is seeded 8th. In the first round he will play Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic, No 46.

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