Grigor Dimitrov will start his participation in the Masters tournament in Madrid with a match against the world №53 Lloyd Harris from South Africa.
This will be the first clash between the two, who have never met on the court so far.
For Dimitrov, this will be the first match after his loss to Rafael Nadal in the 1/8 finals of the Masters in Monte Carlo.
The only Bulgarian in the elite tennis Grigor Dimitrov played one of the workst matches not only against Rafael Nadal or someone among the "big three", but also in his career as a whole.
Grigor made more than 30 unforced errors and was defeated in less than an hour by the Matador with 1: 6, 1: 6 in the 1/8 finals of the "Masters" in Monte Carlo.
The only Bulgarian player in the tennis elite Grigor Dimitrov achieved a second victory at the Masters Series tournament in Monte Carlo, defeating with 7: 6 (3), 6:4 the tough Frenchman Jeremy Chardy in 1 hour and 43 minutes of play.
If Rafael Nadal deals with Federico Delbonis later today, we will again see a battle between Grigor and the at the Principality courts.
Grigor Dimitrov returned to the courts with a victory after the injury he received at the Australian Open a month ago. The Bulgarian was leading 6: 4, 3: 0 against Adrian Manarino in Acapulco, when his opponent gave up.
In the round of 16, the 2014 champion will face Miomir Ketsmanovic. The 21-year-old Serb, 46th in the world, won two sets against Feliciano Lopez.
Grigor Dimitrov caused a big upset on Sunday by sweeping past last year's finalist Dominic Thiem for a place in his fourth Australian Open quarter-final.
Dimitrov, the No. 18 seed, played with great athleticism beat third seed Thiem, who was noticeably low on energy, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0 in just over two hours on Rod Laver Arena.
Novak Djokovic, world no.1 tennis player, managed to gather tennis world stars such as Dominic Tim, Alexander Zverev and Grigor Dimitrov, who will participate in a humanitarian tournament over the weekend.
The grand opening was a real spectacle.
The tennis players held a press conference, and then headed to the courts, where a mixed doubles was played.
Grigor Dimitrov returned to the world top 20! Novak Djokovic continues to hold the first place.
Here are the ATP Rankings (singles), as of 2 March 2020:
1. Novak Djokovic (SRB)
2. Rafael Nadal (ESP)
3. Dominic Thiem (AUT)
4. Roger Federer (SUI)
5. Daniil Medvedev (RUS)
6. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE)
7. Alexander Zverev (GER)