Grigor Dimitrov

  • 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    Wimbledon semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria has withdrawn from the Citi Open hardcourt tournament, citing the flu and a sinus infection.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...
  • Zemlja beats Dimitrov to enter third round at Wimbledon June 28, 2013

    London: Grigor Dimitrov, considered one of the rising stars in tennis, was eliminated in the second round at Wimbledon on Friday in a fiveset, raindelayed match that lasted more than four hours over two days. With girlfriend Maria Sharapova watching in the stands on Court 3, the 29thseeded Bulgarian fell to...
  • Hewitt gives Dimitrov grasscourt masterclass at Queen's June 12, 2013

    London: Former Wimbledon champion Lleyton Hewitt gave Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov a grasscourt masterclass in a secondround victory at the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club on Wednesday. The 32yearold Australian needed little more than an hour to win 64, 63 as 10th seed Dimitrov struggled to cope with his formidable grasscourt...
  • Novak Djokovic up for rematch against Grigor Dimitrov May 31, 2013

    Paris: Two years ago, Novak Djokovic entered the French Open on a 39match winning streak dating to the previous December. Last year, he came to Paris having won 21 consecutive matches at Grand Slam tournaments. And in 2013? Well, Djokovic arrived having lost two of his preceding four matches, both on clay....
  • Nadal and Djokovic reach Monte Carlo semis April 20, 2013

    Monte Carlo: Rafael Nadal was pushed all the way by Grigor Dimitrov before winning his 45th straight match at the Monte Carlo Masters, reaching the semifinals with a 62, 26, 64 victory and staying on course for a rematch of last year's final against Novak Djokovic. The topranked Djokovic had less...
  • Dimitrov upsets 8thseeded Tipsarevic in 2nd round at Monte Carlo April 16, 2013

    Monaco : Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria beat eighthseeded Janko Tipsarevic 76 (3), 61 in the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday Dimitrov had seven aces and broke Tipsarevic's serve four times. Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland, Marinko Matosevic of Australia and qualifier Albert Ramos of Spain advanced to the...
  • Novak Djokovic advances to fourth round at Indian Wells March 14, 2013

    Indian Wells: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic defeated Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (4), 6-1 to reach the fourth round at the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday with his 20th consecutive victory. Defending women's champion Victoria Azarenka extended her own streak despite a nagging ankle problem, defeating Urszula Radwanska 6-3, 6-1 for her 17th...
  • Del Potro beats Grigor Dimitrov in semifinals February 16, 2013

    Rotterdam: Juan Martin del Potro reached his second straight final at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament on Saturday by beating rising Bulgarian star Grigor Dimitrov 64, 64. Del Potro, the 2009 U.S. Open champion, lost to Roger Federer in last year's final but he won't have to overcome him...
  • Marcos Baghdatis loses in ABN quarterfinals February 15, 2013

    Rotterdam: Grigor Dimitrov rallied from a set down to beat Marcos Baghdatis 67 (4), 76 (0), 63 and book a place in the semifinals of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament on Friday. Baghdatis took the firstset tiebreak after neither player managed to break serve. Both then broke once in the...
  • Murray retains Brisbane title with victory over Dimitrov January 6, 2013

    Brisbane: Andy Murray kicked off 2013 with a successful defense of his Brisbane International title, holding off the upandcoming Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 76 (0), 64 and then dedicating Sunday's victory to an absent friend. "Thank you very much," Murray said, his voice starting to break at the end of the trophy...