Grigor Dimitrov is a professional tennis player who hails from the country of Bulgaria. Born on May 16, 1991, Grigor learned tennis under the tutelage of his father. Grigor has been playing tennis since childhood, which would eventually help him to become one of the top tennis players in the world.
Grigor has since been trained under several professional coaches. One of these is Pato Alvarez. Alvarez is the genius behind the skill of Andy Murray from Britain. He is also being coached by Peter Lundgren, who at once had been coach for renowned players Marat Safin and Roger Federer.
Dimitrov began the path to success in the tennis court in 2006. At this time, he won the Orange Bowl U16 boys’ singles competition. By the next year, he was awarded the title of Eddie Herr International 2007 Rising Star. In 2007, Grigor also made it to the finals of the U18 boys singles competition. However, he lost this time to Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis. The same year also saw Grigor participating in the U.S. Open, although he and his team mate Vasek Pospisil tasted defeat at the hands of Jonathan Eysseric and Jerome Inzerillo.
The year 2008 was a busy one for young Dimitrov. He was noted to suffer from a shoulder injury, but that didn’t stop him from blazing through Wimbledon, ultimately hitting a winning 7-5-6-3 set in the finals against Henri Kontinen. He also won the U.S. Open that year, defeating players such as Taiwanese Tsung-hua Yang and American David Britton to win the cup.
Dimitrov employs a solid arsenal of moves when playing. He can volley, though he prefers to stay on the baseline during games. He is also noted for being able to imitate fellow former junior champion Roger Federer when it comes to his serves and forehand moves.
Dimitrov won his first ATP title in 2013, and went on to earn a few more in the following years. However, he had some struggles with his coaches, frequently changing from one coach to another. Currently, he is coached by Daniel Vallverdu as of 2016.
Since turning pro, Dimitrov has a record of 267-166 in singles, and has 8 career titles to his name. He is currently ranked at No. 5 as of April 2018, but the highest rank he has reached was at No. 3 as of November 2017. He does not have any Grand Slam titles yet, but he does have a Tour Finals victory in 2017.