Cataloged great hope for some time, Grigor Dimitrov, who won Sunday at Acapulco, shows since the beginning of the year that is now turned a corner.
As a sign of destiny, Grigor Dimitrov, aka “Baby Federer”, won the tournament in Acapulco on Sunday, after the sixth coronation of Switzerland in Dubai. Often compared to former World No. 1 for his talent but especially for the mimicry of their actions, however, the Bulgarian still has everything to prove.
But in recent months, particularly since the beginning of his collaboration with Roger Rasheed began last October, he seems to have turned a corner. First Bulgarian to win an ATP title in Stockholm late last season, Dimitrov has recurred on new cement courts of Acapulco.
If Kevin Anderson gave him a lot of trouble in the final (7-6, 3-6, 7-6), the Bulgarian showed he had made real progress on the physical plane, ending the tournament on three wins snatching against Ernests Gulbis (4-6, 7-6, 7-5), Andy Murray (4-6, 7-6, 7-6) and therefore Anderson. Not to mention he has completed his semifinal at 2:30 Saturday morning to return in the short few hours later. “I do not think being able to come back after my semifinal, he says on the site of the ATP. This title means a lot to me.”
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This earned him integrate for the first time in his career the World Top 20, he may enroll Monday the 16th. Very powerful forehand in Mexico, where he snapped a few keystrokes ball of rare brilliance, Dimitrov has 22 years all the shots in his racket to go very high. This season, only Cilic (in Brisbane ), Nadal (Melbourne) and Gulbis (Rotterdam) as players who have won at least one tournament in 2014, came to the fight. He also reached the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in his career in Australia where he really pushed Nadal before handing in four sets at the gates of the last square.
Dimitrov with the future seems to write this. If he continues his progress, especially on the physical plane – you can imagine as he works under the control of Rasheed – Bulgarian should often still talking to him this year. U.S. Masters 1000 March at Indian Wells and Miami, will be an opportunity for him to continue his rise to the top.