2 months ago, Grigor Dimitrov had a brilliant end to the season, reaching the semi-finals in Beijing and the quarter-finals at the Shanghai Masters and, then, winning the ATP Finals in London. Now at the China Open, he wants to go farther again and this time he won't face the Spaniard Rafael Nadal who defeated him in three sets in the semi-final last year.
Grigor Dimitrov began with a victory at the Masters Series in Toronto (Cannes, $ 5.32 million). In the II round, the Bulgarian, who rightly rest on the start of the main circuit, made a 4:6, 6:2, 7:6(5) turn against Fernando Verdasco (ESP). On the stands at the Rogers Center was also his coach Daniel Valverdu, which finally ended the speculation of parting with the Venezuelan specialist.
Stan Wawrinka fought back to stun sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov in the Wimbledon first round and claim his biggest victory since having knee surgery.
The Swiss, a three-time Grand Slam champion, has dropped to 224th in the world and lost to Andy Murray in the first round at Eastbourne last week.
But he rallied to beat Dimitrov 1-6 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 on Centre Court.
Grigor Dimitrov will play with Swiss Stan Wawrinka in the first round of Wimbledon. This was the draw for the grand scheme of the Grand Slam tournament in London. The 6th in the world is placed in the same stream with the eight-time champion Roger Federer (Switzerland), which means they can meet in the semifinals.
Grigor Dimitrov could not surpass his best performance at Roland Garros and again got eliminated in the third round of the second Grand Slam tennis tournament. The best Bulgarian tennis player lost 6:7 (4), 2:6, 4:6 to Fernando Verdasco (ESP) and ended his participation in the first week of the French Open in Paris.