Bulgarian Tennis Player

Last Single Match
Roland Garros, €1
Paris, France,
R128: Marcos Giron (USA )
loss: 6-2 6-4 5-7 0-3 ret.

Next Single Match
The Championships, £1
Wimbledon, Great Britain,
R128: T.B.A.

Current Ranking
Doubles: 875
21 Jun 2021

Dimitrov Plays Troicki at the Start of Roland Garros

20 May 2016
The first round opponent of Grigor Dimitrov at the second Grand Slam tournament of the year will be Viktor Troicki of Serbia. Troicki is No 24 in the ATP World Tour ranking and is seed 22 of the main draw.

Dimitrov and Troicki played twice this year as the Bulgarian won in Brisbane but the Serbian prevailed in the final in Sydney after a week. Dimitrov leads with 2-1 wins overall as he won the in Basel in 2012 too.

Grigor Dimitrov played in the last 5 editions of Roland Garros and his best achievement was reaching the third round in 2013 where he lost to Novak Djokovic. The Bulgarian lost in the first round in 2015 and 2014 to then No 36 Jack Sock of USA and No 52 Ivo Karlovic of Croatia respectively.
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29 May 2016
#1: Self-sabotage is a common problem, as the pressure of competition often brings out problems which often do not exist in practice.
Your mind either works for you, or against you, just depending upon how you've "programmed" it to perform.
Mental toughness could be achieved by working with a good sport psychologist.
Extreme nervousness, negative thoughts, lack of belief, concentration problems - these problems should dissolve and fade away.
Andy Murray's sport psychologist is Alexis Castorri.

There is a great sport psychology book I would recommend "Inside Sport Psychology"
By Costas I. Karageorghis, Peter C. Terry

29 May 2016
#0: Get a sport psychologist help. Before a match analyse your opponent and preapre game plan A, B, C. This way you will be ready for any change in the game situation. On the court follow your instincts. Some times the right decision is the one already made. Just execute it without hesitation.
(When you have a lot of choices how to play a ball the only right choice is the one you made and do not regret if it does not work. Just move on).

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