The Best Shots of Grigor Dimitrov

The Best Shots of Grigor Dimitrov
23 January 2019
Grigor Dimitrov didn’t take long to become Bulgaria's most famous tennis player of all-time. The former world No. 3 turned professional in 2008, and in the last 10 year, he has collected more trophies and prize money than any other Bulgarian tennis play before him. Dimitrov is one of the most exciting players on the ATP circuit today. His unusual playing style and ability to cover all areas of the court have made him a difficult opponent to beat. Dimitrov’s fans can experience tennis betting and get great odds on Dimitrov during this year’s Grand Slam events. Dimitrov is known for his hustle and athleticism, both make him capable of upsetting top players at tournaments. He also employs a fluid style of play and his shot-making is exceptional.

Vs. Tommy Robredo – French Open 2017

The 2017 ATP season was Dimitrov’s best yet. He finished the year as the world’s No. 3 player and his play at the French Open helped him achieve the ranking. Dimitrov beat Tommy Robredo 6-3, 6-4, 7-5 in the second round. His best shot came from deep as it sailed just past Robredo landing inside the line.

Vs. Julien Benneteau – Queen's Club Championship 2017

Dimitrov made it to the Queen’s Club Championship semi-final in 2017 before losing to rival Feliciano Lopez. On the way to the final four, Dimitrov defeated Julien Benneteau in the second round. Benneteau’s backhand caught the Bulgarian on the wrong foot. But Dimitrov recovered and sent his own backhand in to vacant territory as he dove back across his body. It was a shot that received a standing ovation.

Vs. David Goffin – Monte Carlo Masters 2018

Dimitrov went into the Monte Carlo Masters 2018 as the tournament’s fourth seed. The Bulgarian reached the semi-finals but lost there to eventual tournament champion Rafael Nadal. Dimitrov arguably made his best shot in the quarter-finals against David Goffin. Leading 6-4, Dimitrov uppercut a shot into the Monte Carlo sky. Goffin attempted to get under the ball to return the volley. His attempt was futile as Dimitrov’s shot landed just inside the line. The duo teamed up on the doubles side to reach the quarter-finals.

Vs. Yuchi Sugita - ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament

The ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament was one of Dimitrov’s best finishes in 2018. The Bulgarian made it to the finals and despite being beaten by Roger Federer, it was a watershed moment for him. Although he made it to the final, Dimitrov got a real scare in the first round against Yuchi Sugita. The Japanese tennis player was on his game and had Dimitrov all over the court. After winning the first set 6-4, Dimitrov trailed 5-4 against Sugita in the second. Following a great volley between the two, Dimitrov finally ended the sequence when he blasted a backhand that land just inside the back corner. It seemed simple, but had he not scored it, Dimitrov may have let Sugita back into the game and lost. In the end, he won in straight sets.

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