GRIGOR DIMITROV

  • Stan Wawrinka loses in 3rd round at Monte Carlo Masters 2 days ago

    Monaco: Grigor Dimitrov capitalized on Stan Wawrinka's awful display on Thursday to rout the defending champion 6-1, 6-2 and reach the quarter-finals at the Monte Carlo Masters. Wawrinka got off a sluggish start and never found the right balance. He also failed to seize his chances, failing to convert four break...
  • Grigor Dimitrov beats angry Paul-Henri Mathieu in World Tennis Tournament February 10, 2015

    Rotterdam, Netherlands: Fifth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria saved two match points against an irate Paul-Henri Mathieu, beating the French qualifier 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-2 on Monday to reach the second round of World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam. The 11th-ranked Dimitrov looked to be on his way out at 5-4 down in...
  • Andy Murray advances to Australian Open quarter-finals January 25, 2015

    Melbourne: Two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray overcame a relentlessly athletic Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-5 on Sunday to secure a spot in the Australian Open quarter-finals. In a 3-hour, 32-minute minute match filled with mind-bending shots from both players, Murray came back from 2-5 down in the fourth...
  • Andy Murray and Grigor Dimitrov to play at Queen's Club January 12, 2015

    Andy Murray will warm up for this year's Wimbledon by playing in the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club, organisers said on Monday. The British world number six, bidding to win the tournament for the fourth time, will be joined in the draw by defending champion Grigor Dimitrov. "I've had some great moments...
  • Milos Raonic edges Kei Nishikori to reach Brisbane International final January 10, 2015

    Brisbane: Milos Raonic fired 34 aces to grind out a 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4) win over second-seeded Kei Nishikori on Saturday to reach the Brisbane International final. The third-seeded Raonic appeared to grow in confidence as the match progressed, earning three match points with an ace in the third...
  • Kei Nishikori leads generation next into Brisbane semis January 9, 2015

    Brisbane: Kei Nishikori, Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov lived up to their status as new-generation Grand Slam contenders by winning through to the semifinals of the Brisbane International with victories on Friday. Dimitrov had 6-3, 6-4 win over Martin Klizan of Slovakia, and his semifinal opponent will be the winner of...
  • Andy Murray in Tour Finals, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer win October 31, 2014

    Andy Murray's recent resurgence continued when the Briton qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals by reaching the Paris Masters quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-3 win against Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov on Thursday. After dropping outside the world top 10 following his US Open quarter-final exit, Murray began a late push for...
  • Berdych beats Dimitrov to win Stockholm Open title October 20, 2014

    Stockholm: Top-seeded Tomas Berdych beat defending champion Grigor Dimitrov 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Stockholm Open for the second time. Berdych claimed his 10th career title despite wasting a 5-3 lead in the first set. He broke Dimitrov early in each of the next two sets to wrap...
  • Dimitrov reaches Stockholm Open quarterfinals October 16, 2014

    Stockholm: Defending champion Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the quarterfinals of the Stockholm Open by defeating Russia's Teymuraz Gabashvili 7-5, 7-6 (4) on Wednesday. The Bulgarian, who had a bye into the second round, was put under pressure in both sets but needed just one match point to seal his tie-breaker victory. Spain's...
  • Gael Monfils tames Grigor Dimitrov to march into US Open quarters September 3, 2014

    Frenchman Gael Monfils extended his untroubled march into the U.S. Open quarterfinals by taming seventhseed Grigor Dimitrov 75, 76 (6), 75 on Tuesday to reach the last eight without dropping a set. Monfils, seeded 20th, stayed away from the showy highlight reel shots he has become known for and instead focused...
  • What to watch on day three of US Open 2014 August 27, 2014

    If Maria Sharapova's opponent on Wednesday at the US Open takes a medical timeout, the fivetime major champion wouldn't mind seeing that come at a cost. Sharapova was asked after her firstround victory at Flushing Meadows what tennis rule she would like to change if she ran the sport, and ...
  • Chance for players other than Big Four at US Open August 25, 2014

    Two 23yearolds, Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov, broke through to their first major semifinals at Wimbledon. Perhaps this year's US Open will be the tipping point for the rise of a new generation. But recent history suggests that if an outsider seizes on the trace of vulnerability in the "Big 4"...
  • Grigor Dimitrov out of Washington hardcourt tournament July 29, 2014

    Wimbledon semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria has withdrawn from the Citi Open hardcourt tournament, citing the flu and a sinus infection. Dimitrov's decision was announced on Sunday, a day before play begins. Dimitrov is a top10 player who would have been seeded third at the tournament, part of the North American circuit...
  • Djokovic beats Dimitrov in fourset thriller to enter Wimbledon final July 4, 2014

    London: Novak Djokovic is back in the Wimbledon final for the third time in four years after holding off Grigor Dimitrov in a battle of the old guard against the new. The topseeded Djokovic ran off six of the final seven points in the tiebreaker to beat the rising Bulgarian star...
  • New kids on the block ready for Wimbledon semis July 4, 2014

    Young upstarts Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov have caused quite a stir at Wimbledon over the last two weeks with a string of fine performances but the pair know they must rise to the challenges that await them in the men's semifinals on Friday. With defending champion Andy Murray booted out...
  • Defending champion Andy Murray crashes out of Wimbledon July 2, 2014

    London: Grigor Dimitrov broke British hearts by ending Andy Murray's reign as Wimbledon champion with a sublime and serene 61 76(4) 62 victory in the quarterfinals on Wednesday. The third seed had confidently marched into the last eight without dropping a set, but his meek abdication on Wednesday left the Centre...
  • Dimitrov saves match point to win Queen's final June 16, 2014

    Grigor Dimitrov saved a match point to defeat Spanish lefthander Feliciano Lopez 67 (8), 76 (1), 76 (6) on Sunday and win the grass court tournament at Queen's Club, a warmup event for Wimbledon. The fourthseeded Dimitrov is the first Bulgarian to lift the title, and also the first player this...
  • Grigor Dimitrov upsets topseeded Stanislas Wawrinka at Queen's June 14, 2014

    London: Fourthseeded Grigor Dimitrov upset topseeded Stanislas Wawrinka 62, 64 on Saturday to reach the final of the grass court Queen's Club tournament, a warmup event for Wimbledon. It was the first victory in their three meetings for Dimitrov, who at age 23 is the youngest player ranked in the world's...
  • Alexandr Dolgopolov withdraws from Queen's quarters due to injury June 13, 2014

    Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine withdrew with a right thigh injury from the quarterfinals at Queen's Club on Friday. The eighthseeded Dolgopolov was hurt during a firstround doubles late Thursday, forcing him and Ernests Gulbis to retire. Fourthseeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria benefited from the walkover into the semifinals on Saturday, when he...
  • Grigor Dimitrov overcomes sweaty hands to advance in Rome May 13, 2014

    Grigor Dimitrov overcame a slow start and sweaty hands to beat 45thranked Edouard RogerVasselin of France 46, 63, 64 in the first round of the Italian Open on Monday. The 14thranked Dimitrov, a Bulgarian who at 22 is the youngest player in the top 20, did not take well to the...
  • Grigor Dimitrov wins final in Bucharest April 27, 2014

    Bucharest: Topseeded Grigor Dimitrov defeated defending champion Lukas Rosol 76 (2), 61 on Sunday to win the Nastase Tiriac Trophy for his third ATP title. The 22yearold Bulgarian needed 55 minutes to take the first set from Rosol who broke Dimitrov's service in the third game. Dimitrov got into his stride to...
  • Dimitrov to play Rosol in Bucharest final April 26, 2014

    Bucharest: Topseeded Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the final of the Nastase Tiriac Trophy on Saturday when Gael Monfils had to retire with an ankle injury in the first set. Monfils twisted his right ankle when walking onto the court before the match and had to quit when trailing 51 after just...
  • Dimitrov beats Anderson to win Mexican Open March 2, 2014

    Acapulco, (Mexico): Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov won his second career title by edging South Africa's Kevin Anderson 7-6 (1), 3-6, 7-6 (5) on Sunday morning to claim the title of the Mexican Open. On the women's side of the tournament, Dominika Cibulkova beat American Christina McHale 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-4. Dimitrov, fourth seeded...
  • Dimitrov edges Murray to set up Anderson date in Acapulco March 1, 2014

    Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov edged second seed Andy Murray in a semi-final clash at the Acapulco International that finished in the early hours of Saturday morning to set up a title showdown against South Africa's Kevin Anderson. Wimbledon champion Murray won the opening set but the 22-year-old Dimitrov fought back to take...
  • I got lucky, says Rafael Nadal after edging Grigor Dimitrov January 22, 2014

    Melbourne: A battlescarred Rafael Nadal admitted he got lucky as he moved into the semifinals of the Australian Open on Wednesday with a 36, 76 (3), 76 (7), 62 win over Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov. Dimitrov had three set points in the third that would have given him a two sets to...
  • Australian Open: Nadal avoids topplayer exodus, reaches semis January 22, 2014

    Melbourne: Rafael Nadal avoided the top player exodus that claimed twotime defending women's champion Victoria Azarenka in the preceding match for a 36, 76 (3), 76 (7), 62 win over Grigor Dimitrov in the Australian Open quarterfinals Wednesday. Nadal, who received treatment several times for a nastylooking blister on the palm...
  • Marin Cilic beats Grigor Dimitrov at Brisbane International January 1, 2014

    Australia: Marin Cilic continued his comeback from a doping ban with a 75, 75 win over fifthseeded Grigor Dimitrov on Wednesday at the Brisbane International, while injury withdrawals reduced the women's draw. Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki pulled out before her scheduled secondround match against Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland due to a...
  • Dimitrov beats Llodra at Paris Masters October 29, 2013

    Paris: Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria rallied past twotime semifinalist Michael Llodra of France 67 (5), 63, 63 in the first round of the Paris Masters on Tuesday. Dimitrov broke for 42 in the final set and hit a forehand volley winner on match point. He became the first Bulgarian to win...
  • Federer beats Dimitrov in Swiss Indoors quarters October 26, 2013

    Basel: Roger Federer raised his game to beat Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 63, 76 (2) on Friday in the quarterfinals of his hometown Swiss Indoors tournament. The 32yearold Federer found the kind of form that has often eluded him in a difficult season and saved three straight set points against the...
  • Dimitrov beats Ferrer to win Stockholm Open October 20, 2013

    Stockholm: Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria secured his first ATP tour title Sunday at the Stockholm Open by beating topseeded David Ferrer of Spain 26, 63, 64. The 22yearold Dimitrov broke the No. 3ranked Ferrer's serve three times to finish off the match in just over two hours. Dimitrov opened the year by...