Nicolas Mahut of France is the Opponent of Grigor in the First Round in Istanbul

08 August 2009
Grigor Dimitrov will participate with a wild card in main draw of the 50,000 USD American Express Ted Open ATP Challenger tournament in Istanbul, Turkey that started today with the first round matches of the qualifications.

Grigor will play 135-ranked Nicolas Mahut of France, Seed 7, in the first round of the tournament on Monday or on Tuesday. There are two players from the Top 100 in the draw - Frederico Gil of Portugal, rank 88 and Karol Beck of Slovakia, rank 100.

Two Bulgarian players start today in the second round of the qualifications of American Express Ted Open (all qualifications participants receive byes and will start directly from the second round). Ivaylo Traykov, Seed 3 and ATP rank 468 will play local wild card entry Barkin Yalcinkale and Valentin Dimov, Seed 7 and ATP Rank 749 will also have Turk for opponent - Baris Erguden.

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