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Kraj: Bułgaria
Miejsce zamieszkania: Haskovo, Bułgaria
Data urodzenia: 16 Maj 1991r.
Miejsce urodzenia: Haskovo, Bułgaria
Wzrost: 1.87 m
Waga: 76 kg
W Tourze od: 2008r.
Zawodnik praworęczny, o jednoręcznym backhandzie.

Myślę, że warto już w tym momencie założyć wątek o tym zawodniku. Bez wątpięnia jest to jeden z najlepiej zapowiadających się młokosów w tourze. W meczach z Nadalem i Simonem pokazał, że ma w przyszłości papiery na wielkie granie. Oba mecze co prawda przegrał, ale oba spotkania były wyrównane, szczególnie mecz z Francuzem, gdzie w końcówce zabrakło doświadczenia i spokoju. Warto dodać, że jest to juniorski mistrz ostatniego Wimbledonu.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nZdiU6Me5M - link do meczu z Nadalem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fypHcM9M ... re=related - urywki z finału juniorskiego Wimbledonu 2008

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Tytuły singlowe (4):
2014 (3) Londyn/Queen's Club, Bukareszt, Acapulco
2013 (1) Sztokholm

Finały singlowe (2):
2014 (1) Sztokholm
2013 (1) Brisbane

Finały deblowe (1):
2011 (1) Eastbourne (w/Seppi)


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Jednoręczny bekhend i ja nie mam więcej pytań. :D Może na razie jeszcze nie zachwyca, ale mocno intryguje. Jeśli zostanie dobrze poprowadzony, będą z niego ludzie.


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Wywiad z Peterem Lundgrenem - trenerem Dimitrova
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Niewykluczone, że już za kilka miesięcy na światowych kortach rozbłyśnie nowa gwiazda. Już teraz niektórzy przepowiadają, że 18-letni Grigor Dymitrow wkrótce zdetronizuje Rogera Federera. - Dymitrow jest lepszy niż Szwajcar w wieku 18 lat - powiedział Peter Lundgren, światowej sławy trener.

Największą sensację podczas rozgrywanego niedawno challengera w Trnavie wzbudziła obecność na trybunach światowej sławy szkoleniowca - Petera Lundgrena. 44-letni Szwed jest na co dzień trenerem 18-letniego Bułgara Grigora Dymitrowa. Zdaniem Lundgrena, który miał okazję trenować także Rogera Federera, jego obecny podopieczny już wkrótce może zagrozić najlepszym tenisistom cyklu ATP.

Dlaczego zdecydował się Pan odwiedzić Słowację?

PETER LUNDGREN: Opiekuję się młodym bułgarskim tenisistą - Grigorem Dymitrowem. Przez trzy tygodnie poprzedzające występ na Słowacji grał on we włoskich turniejach, więc pomyśleliśmy, że przyda się nam jakaś odmiana. O turnieju w Trnavie słyszeliśmy wiele dobrego. Wszystkie zasłyszane opinie mogę teraz potwierdzić. Organizacja imprezy była wspaniała.

W grze pojedynczej Dymitrow odpadł już w drugiej rundzie. Nie było szans na to, by zajść w turnieju dalej?

- Oczywiście, że mieliśmy nadzieje na lepszy występ. Jednak po łatwym zwycięstwie z Kamilem Čapkovicem w pierwszej rundzie, Grigor natrafił na rozstawionego z trójką Czecha Hajka. Dużo lepiej zaprezentował się za to w deblu, gdzie grając po raz pierwszy z Rosjaninem Gabaszwilim, dotarł do finału.

Z bułgarskim tenisistą, zwycięzcą juniorskiego US Open, pracuje Pan już od roku. Jak porównałby Pan Dymitrowa do innych, trenowanych przez siebie, zawodników?

- Ten chłopak ma potencjał, by stać się prawdziwą gwiazdą. Gdy porównam go z Rogerem Federerem w wieku 18 lat, to z pewnością Dymitrow prezentuje się znacznie lepiej. On uwielbia ciężką pracę i regularnie czyni postępy. Nie sposób oczywiście przewidzieć, jak będzie wyglądała jego przyszłość. Federer w ogromny sposób poprawił swoją grę w wieku 19-20 lat. Australijczyk Lleyton Hewitt, którego nie miałem okazji trenować, został numerem jeden na świecie, będąc młodszym niż Grigor. Każdy utalentowany gracz ma swój moment w karierze.

Gdzie będzie Dymitrow za dwa, trzy lata?

- Z pewnością w czołowej dwudziestce rankingu ATP.

Czego jeszcze może go Pan nauczyć?

- Wszystkiego. Poczynając od gry w tenisa, a na życiu osobistym kończąc. Na początek chciałbym, aby ustabilizował on swoją formę na wysokim poziomie. Staram się nauczyć go gry na każdej nawierzchni, poprawić jego timing, jak również pomóc w skutecznym wykorzystywaniu rotacji. Dużo ze sobą rozmawiamy. Grigor uczy się bardzo szybko. Pewnego dnia powiedziałem sobie, że skoro popełniłem tyle błędów w swojej karierze, to teraz przynajmniej powinienem pomóc w ich uniknięciu młodym tenisistom. Właśnie dlatego zdecydowałem się zostać trenerem.

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Futuresowa kolekcja Grigorka:

1) Hiszpania F20 2008
R1 Pedro Clar Rosello (ESP) 6/0 6/7 6/1
R2 Alexander Ward (GBR) 6/1 6/1
Q Sergio Gutierrez-Ferol (ESP) 4/6 6/3 6/2
SF Javier Genaro-Martinez (ESP) 7/6 3/6 6/3
F Pablo Santos (ESP) 6/3 6/4

2)Hiszpania F34 2008
R1 Jose-Manuel Garcia (ESP) 6/1 6/2
R2 Gregoire Burquier (FRA) 6/3 6/4
Q Ludovic Walter (FRA) 6/3 6/2
SF David Canudas (ESP) 6/4 6/4
F Ignacio Coll-Riudavets 7/6 6/3

3) Hiszpania F35 2008
R1 Gregoire Burquier (FRA) 7/6 6/7 7/6
R2 Artur Romanowski (POL) 7/6 6/2
Q Sergio Gutierrez-Ferrol (ESP) 3/6 6/4 7/6
SF Jose Checa-Calvo (ESP) 6/3 6/4
F Ludovic Walter (FRA) 6/4 6/4

Naprawdę mało dobrych zawodników pokonał do drodze do tych tytułów Bułgar.


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Peter McNamara is the New Coach of Grigor Dimitrov

Peter McNamara replaces Peter Lundgren as coach of Grigor Dimitrov. McNamara is 54 years old and is a member of the elite coaches at Mouratoglu Academy in Paris. The Australian reached No 7 back in 1983 and has a total of 5 ATP singles and 19 doubles titles in hiscareer. Among his doubles titles are wins twice at Wimbledon and once at Australian Open. Peter McNamara was coach of Mark Philippoussis, ex No 8 and two times Grand Slam finalist.

Today's match was the first one of Grigor Dimitrov with the new coach Peter McNamara.

http://www.grigor-dimitrov.com/news/sho ... r-dimitrov


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29.08.2010 - Pierwszy wygrany w karierze challenger, Genewa 2010.

Droga do zwycięstwa:

R32 Cedrik-Marcel Stebe GER 6-3 6-3
R16 Pavol Cervenak SVK 6-3 7-5
1/4 Laurent Rochette FRA 6-1 6-4
1/2 David Goffin BEL 6-3 7-5
F Pablo Andujar ESP [3] 6-2 4-6 6-4

Po tym sukcesie Grigor osiągnął rekordową dla siebie 184 pozycję w rankingu ATP.

Pod wodzą McNamary w końcu coś ruszyło, odkąd zastąpił on Petera Lundgrena to Dimitrov wygrał 3futuresy, 1challeneger i awansował o prawie 200miejsc w rankingu! Oby tak dalej.


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Pod wodzą McNamary w końcu coś ruszyło, odkąd zastąpił on Petera Lundgrena to Dimitrov wygrał 3futuresy, 1challeneger i awansował o prawie 200miejsc w rankingu! Oby tak dalej.

Warto odnotować, że we wszystkich finałach jaki Bułgar rozegrał w "dorosłym" tenisie, Grisha ma znakomity bilans 9-0. Czekamy na kolejne wygrane mecze. ;)

Co do zmiany trenera to przynosi efekty. Dimitrov ogrywa się w challengerach, nie ma tego szalonego i często niepotrzebnego grania na dzikich kartach w imprezach, gdzie w danej chwili poziom był ciut za wysoki.

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Wywiad z Grigorem, przeprowadzony w trakcie trwania challengera w Genewie. Bułgar odniósł tam swoje pierwsze końcowe zwycięstwo w turnieju rangi challenger.

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How do you feel in Geneva? Are you here for the first time?
No, no. That's not the first time. It's the first time I play this tournament but I've already been in Geneva as a tourist. I love the lake and the nature surrounding it. As for the tournament, the organizers are doing a great job and I'm really happy to be here.

You are 19 years old and you became a professional 2 years ago. Do you think about having a successful career in this sport?
Of course. I'll do everything I can. I've set my goals and of course I dream about becoming the best player in the world. I work hard to accomplish this.

You are #245 in the world at the moment. Do you think that one day you can become a top 5 player?
Of course this is one of my goals. In 2-3 years. One never knows...

Which is your best memory from the ATP tour?
At the tournament in Rotterdam where I lost in 3 sets to Rafael Nadal after I had beaten Tomas Berdych. This was an incredible experience. I'm really proud of what I did.

Who is your favourite tennis player?
There are many... I'd say Roger Federer because he is a real ambassador of tennis in the world.

Which is your favourite surface?
I don't have any preferences. It doesn't matter much to me, my aim is always to win. I'm a player who plays equally well on all surfaces.

Do you think that you can win the title in Geneva?
Yes, I think that I can, everything is possible. It always feels great to have a win after win during the whole week.

How would you describe your relations with Peter McNamara?
We've been working together for a little bit more than a couple of months and everything goes very well. That's what I was looking for and I am extremely happy.

Who are your best friends on the tour?
I have a lot of friends. Some of them are Jonathan Eysseric and Alex Bogdanovic whom I've known for a long time.

What do you think when somebody tells you that you look like Roger Federer?
Many people say that I am the next Roger Federer. I'm very proud when I hear this. Nevertheless I try to be myself and to work hard in order to accomplish my goals and to find my own place in the world of tennis.

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20.09.2010r.

Grigor Dimitrov Mistrzem challengera w Bangkoku, 2 challengerowy tytuł w karierze.
R32 Woong-Sun Jun (KOR) 354 W 2-6, 6-0, 6-1
R16 Evgeny Kirillov (RUS) 243 W 6-4, 6-3
Q Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) 487 W 7-6(4), 6-3
S Go Soeda (JPN) 110 W 6-3, 6-7(3), 6-0
W Konstantin Kravchuk (RUS) 141 W 6-1, 6-4

Po zwycięstwie w challengerze w Bangkoku Grigor zajmuje już 146 miejsce w rankingu ATP.


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10 zwycięstw w rzędu - robi wrażenie. Wprawdzie można się czepiać, że najwyżej notowany gracz jakiego Grisha ograł to Go Soeda (#110). Pamiętajmy jednak, że jeszcze nie tak dawno z takimi dostawał łomot, a wizyty pod koniec 4 setki kazały wątpić w Jego potencjał. Dobrze, że coś ruszyło - kwalifikacje do AO już są, jak utrzyma formę do końca roku to i udział z miejsca w MD powinien osiągnąć spokojnie. ;)

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2015 (1) Rotterdam
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2012 (1) Toronto M1000
2011 (4) Waszyngton, Belgrad, Miami M1000, San Jose
2010 (2) Wiedeń, Rotterdam
2009 (2) Szanghaj M1000, Eastbourne
2008 (2) US Open, Estoril


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2016 (2) Newport, Rotterdam
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2014 (1) Tokio
2013 (2) Basel, Kuala Lumpur
2011 (3) WTF, Cincinnati M1000, Rzym M1000
2010 (2) Basel, Marsylia
2009 (4) WTF, Stuttgart, Wimbledon, Madryt M1000
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Is Grigor Dimitrov the next Roger Federer?

There are few avid tennis fans who have not heard of Grigor Dimitrov who has been tagged as the next big phenomenon on the tennis court. The young player, who hails from Bulgaria, is only 19 years old and turned professional only two years ago in 2008. His first major breakthroughs were as a junior player, where he won the boys singles tournaments at Wimbledon and the junior US Open, giving him a junior high rank of world number one.

Dimitrov achieved his highest professional career ranking only a day ago, on September 20, 2010. The 6 foot 2 inch player defeated former Top 20 player Dmitry Tursunov to win his second consecutive ATP Challenger-level event. This victory enabled him to claim the Bangkok title and move up 44 places to a career high of world number 146.

This young player also scored a victory at the ATP tournament, the Geneva Challenger, at the end of August this year. With this Bangkok title, his win streak increases to 10 matches. Dimitrov has had an exceptional summer, with victories in three European Futures events. He has won 22 of his last 23 matches, as well as both Futures and Challengers.

Grigor Dimitrov, also known as G-Force, seems to have caught the eye of several authorities; the first agency to discover his talent was the Aegon 2009 organizing team, which offered him a wild card to the tournament. However, he seems to be the first player of his generation to be compared with all-time tennis legend, Roger Federer.

The first comparisons made are physical. It is impossible to miss the dark hair, held by a bandana; the black slanting eyes, the firm cheekbone structure; the lanky frame. To add to this, Dimitrov seems to idealize Federer, with his all back strip being highly reminiscent of Federer’s own.

Another reason for this comparison is Peter Lundgren. Lundgren was Roger Federer’s coach in his pre-championship days, during the training that led to his first Wimbledon title. He has since then taken on the coaching of Grigor Dimitrov, and has reported that this new talent has even more potential than Federer had.

However, all these factors aside, G-Force’s game speaks for itself. The first shot to catch the eye is his smooth backhand; with a sweep echoing Federer’s style, his single handed backhand is fast, effective, flexible and may become his signature shot. To add to this, his serve stance is almost identical to Federer’s: feet placed one in front of the other, knees bent. However, Dimitrov’s serve is already more powerful than that of the Swiss champion. His forehand is also classic Federer: spinning off his leading leg, the other leg lifted slightly. It is fast and adaptable, and will no doubt improve. In addition to this, his strange drop shot – curved and slicing – makes it almost seem as if he is being coached by Federer himself.

Dimitrov’s failures, if any, are directly linked to his young age and lack of experience. He seems to be leggy and still underdeveloped, but is still growing. Another fault of his is his puppy-like enthusiasm; he jumps in to take every shot possible, often risking sprains and breaks. However, this attack and keenness were what made Federer’s game so pleasant to watch. He also possesses the control that Federer himself fought hard to master past the age of 18, giving more credence to Lundgren’s assessment.

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Grigor Dimitrov: "Success Will Come Sooner or Later. I Believe in This."
18.09.2010

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Grigor and Peter McNamara

In the beginning of June Grigor Dimitrov and Peter Lundgren split and the Swedish coach was succeeded by Peter McNamara. During 2009 and the beginning of 2010 Grisho wasn't able to achieve the accomplishments that all of us expected but with the coming of the Australian coach it looks as though things changed with a magic wand.

Grigor won 3 futures and 2 challengers within 3 months and has had 37 wins and only 5 losses.

"Last year was very difficult for me because I had only two good matches in the whole 2009. I beat Berdich and then I played against Rafa and lost in 3 sets. It seems that this played a bad trick on me because I thought that I was ready to play on this level," Grigor Dimitrov said after winning the title in Geneva.

"The truth is that you have to start from the lowest level and to get to know your game in order to prove what you can on different surfaces. Everybody can go out there and play one good match but you need to be constant. If you don't have the basis... the basis of everything and if you don't learn how to play then you just waste your time. Maybe this was one of my mistakes as well as the way we made the schedule of the tournaments in which I participated. However everybody learned their lessons and now we started well. I have such feeling."


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But what's the difference between Peter Lundgren and Peter McNamara and what is the reason for the sudden wins? "We started our partnership with Peter Lundgren in a wonderful way. We had several excellent weeks together but at one point the tournaments went by and not that we stopped progressing but rather we were aiming at much bigger things. I wasn't ready for them and maybe it was also my mistake that I didn't discuss with him the way I wanted things to develop. I had to do things my way and not the way people said. We really had a wonderful time together and I learned a lot from Peter Lundgren. Still he was the coach of one of the best tennis players who reached #1 in the world. There is no doubt about that."

"It's difficult to compare both because I haven't worked with McNamara that long but we got together very well from the very beginning on the court and off the court. He just got me back to the basics. He knew exactly what I needed and what I had to do. He was unyielding and "kicked me" from time to time. If we go on working the way we do it at the moment and keep on improving everything on the court and off the court... especially off the court which is more important to me, but these are just details... (laughs). If we go on the way we started, if we work both on the strengths and weaknesses, sooner or later success will come. I believe in this."


Only time will show if Grigor will succeed but it seems that he and Peter McNamara are on the right way. Grigor moved 215 spots in only 3-4 months and will be around #145 next week.

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Tydzień po zwycięstwie w challengerze Bangkoku Grigor wygrał kolejny turniej tego samego cyklu również rozgrywany w stolicy Tajlandii. Było to jego trzecie turniejowe zwycięstwo na tym szczeblu rozgrywek.

R32 Ivan Dodig (CRO) 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 RET
R16 Matthew Ebden (AUS) 6-4, 6-1
Q Sebastian Rieschick (GER) 2-6, 7-6(5), 6-3
S Go Soeda (JPN) 6-3, 6-4
W Alexandre Kudryavtsev (RUS) 6-4, 6-1

Po tym sukcesie Bułgar awansował na 136 pozycję w rankingu ATP.


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Can Anyone Stop Dimitrov?

Sorry, I just couldn't resist echoing that headline from the other day, despite its questionable relevance to the story about Kazakhstan appearing in the Davis Cup World Group draw for the first time. But it's a modest workday for me and this Bulgarian boy, 19-year-old Grigor Dimitrov, is really lighting it up on the Challeger circuit, having just won the third successive event he's played.

Dimitrov's streak goes back to Geneva, in August, and includes two recent wins—Bangkok 1 and Bangkok 2—in Thailand. I guess you can call Dimitrov's feat a Thai Challenger Mini Slam. And why not add two more Challenger segments, so you could could create the Thai Challenger Grand Slam? I'd change the names, though: "Bangkok 1, 2, 3 and 4" just doesn't have the same ring as "Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and U.S. Open."

Seriously though, I assume that Thai officials have enough dough to create two tournaments instead of one high-paying one, and in some ways doing so is a better deal for everyone except the guy collecting the winner's check—as counter-intuitive as it may seem in an enterprise where the size of the purse is one of the major selling points for the event and all those interested in it.

Offering two opportunities to earn ATP points is a better incentive to lure up-and-coming players to what is still, relatively speaking, a far-flung outpost of the game. And if you look at the Challenger schedule, you'll see that it's organized in segments that slightly eases the pain (cost of travel) for players who are usually just scraping by, or even going into hock to earn a shot at stardom. I also wouldn't be surprised if they had to come up with Bangkok 1 and 2 in order to earn the ATP sanction, and the tournaments are obviously linked to the ATP 250 event coming up there. BTW, if you want to poke around in these esoteric regions to investigate these issues, Core Tennis (unfortunately, the site doesn't load for me today) and Steve G Tennis are great places to start.

In any event, On May 19th of 2008, Dimitrov (who was ranked as high as No. 3 among world juniors) was ranked outside the world Top 1,000. He has a lot of up-side. His ranking has climbed to No. 146. So he's coming up on ATP and Grand Slam direct acceptance territory, and quick. Watch out world!

Meanwhile, Pablo Andujar, a journeyman experiencing a dream week, is set to play Juan Ignacio Chela, the No. 3 seed, for the title in Bucharest, and Mischa Zverev of Germany is in his first-ever ATP final. He'll play eighth-seeded Gilles Simon for the title in Metz.

So, while the U.S. Open is long over, the Grand Slam year has ended, and fall weather in the northern hemisphere is dampening tennis enthusiasm among all but the most dedicated of fans, the dream lives on. . . an on. All around the world. Is this a great sport, or what?

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Tramlines: Tennis's teenage wasteland

Do you recognise the player in the picture?

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If you correctly identified Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov then congratulations - you clearly know your tennis.

The young Bulgarian has been touted as 'the new Roger Federer' for a few years now; he won the juniors at Wimbledon and the US Open, and is clearly a natural and exciting talent.

However, don't berate yourself too much if you have never heard of him. He has only won seven ATP matches since then, and played a solitary Grand Slam match. He's not what you would call a household name.

But his significance? Well, at the age of 19 and five months, he is the highest-ranked teenager in men's tennis.

His ranking?

136.

That number is not a typo - the highest ranked teenager in men's tennis is currently comfortably outside of the top 100. In fact, there are only three teenagers in the top 200, with Canada's Milos Raonic (155) and Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov (197) being the only other two.

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Finał w Orleanie, kolejny skok w rankingu!

Udany tydzień za Grigorem Dimitrovem. Bułgar dotarł do finału mocno obsadzonego challengera w Orleanie, gdzie ograł m.in. Lacko i Llodrę. W finale 19-latek musiał uznać wyższość Nicolasa Mahuta.

Dimitrov dziś jest notowany najwyżej w dotychczasowej karierze, na 114 miejscu.

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114 Dimitrov, Grigor (BUL) 497
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29.11.2010 - Dimitrov 106 rakietą rankingu ATP!

Po półfinale challengera w Helsinkach Bułgar poprawił swoje dotychczasowe najwyższe miejsce w rankingu ATP o 6 lokat i zajmuje w nim obecnie 106 pozycję.

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Following in Federer's footsteps

Handling the hype is part of the job for any talented young tennis player but being labelled 'the new Roger Federer' and touted as the next big thing in the men's game means Grigor Dimitrov has more to deal with than most.

Why all the attention? Well, in a sport desperate for new blood to challenge the established order - the same four players began and ended the year at the top of the ATP rankings, and only three men other than Federer or Rafael Nadal have won a single Grand Slam since the start of 2005 - the 19-year-old Bulgarian is widely seen as potentially the next big star of a new generation of tennis talent.

Dimitrov's burgeoning reputation is down to his rapid rise from outside the top 350 to the fringes of the top 100 in the world over the last six months, and the clutch of Futures and Challenger events he won on the way to becoming the world's top-ranked male teenager at the end of 2010.

And the resemblance to Federer, who incidentally has been his idol since childhood, is easy to see too. On court, they share the same sweeping single-handed backhand, exciting attacking game and even a trademark bandana.

Off it, their professional careers were both launched by the same coach, Peter Lundgren, who says Dimitrov is the more talented. No pressure there then.
Dimitrov's playing style is reminiscent of his hero, and he dresses alike too

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So, how does it feel to be seen as the successor to your hero? "There are worse things to be called!" Dimitrov, who is fluent in English and as articulate as he is amiable, told me last week from Dubai, where he was relaxing at the end of an eventful year.

"Of course it is nice to hear it, and all these other things, but there is only one reaction I can really give: I am the number 106 in the world, and Federer is the best tennis player alive. It is very hard for me to compare us in any other way.

"I loved watching Roger when I was growing up, and I still watch him when I can, no matter what, because you can learn so much. Of course there are some similarities with how we play, with my backhand and serve, but I never aimed for that, because my father taught me how to play tennis and everything came quite naturally to me.

"I've met Roger a few times but I have not really spoken to him properly yet, just to say things like 'how are you' or 'good luck' but nothing more. It is tough to get near to players like that, because I haven't been at many tournaments with him yet."

Dimitrov is pretty confident that will change in the next few months. He thinks tennis is "a simple game for intelligent people" and has set himself a clear target: "I believe I can be number one. That's my goal."

But he certainly isn't taking it for granted that he is destined for the top, because he has made that mistake before.

Those comparisons with the Swiss supremo first cropped up during Dimitrov's time as the junior world number one in 2008, after he collected the boys' titles at Wimbledon and the US Open at the age of 17.

That was expected to be the launchpad for an immediate assault on the big guns of men's Tour, especially after an impressive start to his professional career at the start of 2009 that saw him beat Tomas Berdych and take Nadal to three sets. But Dimitrov's progress soon faltered.

Looking back now, he knows why he initially found the transition from junior star to the main circuit so hard to make. "I had two great matches against Tomas and Rafa, and I thought everything was said and done to go and join the big guys," he explained. "But that is one of the tricky things about the game that you have to learn - how to play well over and over again, not just once or twice.

"It is completely different to being in a boy's tournament. You are up against men who know how to play you because they have been there before and they know every match situation. Of course you can beat a player once but you have to keep doing it, and it is a different kind of tennis too. The momentum of every match is different. It's not until you start playing them that you understand."

The expectation that accompanied his junior accomplishments increased the pressure on Dimitrov too, but he admits his attitude wasn't all it could have been.
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"I got a bit lackadaisical," he said. "I didn't ease off but I kind of took a breath, which is the worst thing you can do. You have to do the opposite when you make that step up; work harder and breathe less. I let myself down a bit."
Dimitrov was a junior Wimbledon champion

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A few niggling injuries added to Dimitrov's frustration and, with his ranking stuck in the mid 300s, it appeared his promising career might be drifting. As he found out, potential does not win you many prizes in the cruel world of the ATP Tour - for every Federer or Stefan Edberg, who collected men's Grand Slams to go with their junior titles, there is a Martin Lee - the Briton who topped the boys' rankings in the mid 1990s but did not get above number 94 as a man.

So, what changed for Dimitrov to spark the dramatic upturn in his fortunes? Firstly, it was his coach. Peter McNamara replaced Lundgren in June, and sparked a remarkable run that saw 49 wins and only 13 defeats in the remainder of the year.

Dimitrov says he learned a lot from Lundgren and leaving him was not an easy decision, but it has certainly paid off. He is reluctant to discuss exactly what McNamara has got him doing differently but hinted it is his mental approach where the improvements have been made.

"He definitely hasn't tried to alter my game," Dimitrov laughs. "That was not the main issue! We have tried to work on my consistency and the details that shape the whole picture. We have our way of working, but we have to keep that private, right? We have had such a great start and we are going to carry on in the same way."

McNamara might be the man who has got Dimitrov focused and firing on all cylinders but it is still his father, Dimitar, a tennis coach back in Bulgaria, who he consults if he has a problem with any of his shots.

"I always call my dad when I need him, whether it is during a tournament or other times when I need some details regarding my technique because he was the one who showed me everything," Dimitrov added.

"I was three when I picked up a racquet properly for the first time and five when I started playing every day. That became my work, my life, my love."

He also continues to count on the Patrick Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in Paris for support. Dimitrov moved there when he was 16, after two years in Barcelona working with Andy Murray's old coach Pato Alvarez, who remains a big influence too.

"I had to grow up very quickly when I went to Spain at 14," Dimitrov stated. "It is tough when you are living on your own and learning everything yourself. But it was good for me, actually - I figured a lot of things out myself and made my own decisions. I got through a lot of difficult times."

The last six months haven't been completely plain sailing either. Dimitrov had an off-court altercation with umpire Daniel Infanger in Helsinki at the end of November after losing to Ricardo Berankis in the semi-finals of his last tournament of 2010, landing himself a 2,000 euro fine and the threat of a suspension.

A clearly contrite Dimitrov did not try to make any excuses for his behaviour when I brought the incident up. "I made a mistake and I am learning from it," he said. "I have apologised to all the people - I have written to everyone involved, admitting I made a mistake and it won't happen again. Now I have moved on and I am looking forward to 2011."

It promises to be an exciting year. Dimitrov says his first goal for the next 12 months is staying injury free but the plan for the man nicknamed 'G-Force' is to maintain the recent momentum he has built up as he tests himself at a higher level.

From January, he will start playing on the ATP World Tour, a big step up from those Challenger events he has been cleaning up at, and Grand Slams are beckoning too - his current ranking is good enough to earn him direct entry into the Australian Open at the end of that month.

It is all part of the learning curve as far as Dimitrov is concerned, and he is looking forward to the next stage of his career. "Progress comes from playing more of those bigger tournaments, and maturing on court," he explained. "I might need a few years to figure things out but you learn from all the good players you are watching around you too - it will be a very interesting time."

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Dimitrov Was Fined in Helsinki for Pushing the Umpire
As a result of attacking an umpire at the Challenger in Helsinki last Friday Grigor Dimitrov has been charged €2000 and may expect other punishments. The Bulgarianis reported to have attacked umpire Daniel Infanger away from the court after the semifinal loss to Richard Berankis. The director of the competition said that the Association of Tennis Professional could yet impose a more severe punishment on the Bulgarian player after examining the case.

Antti Aine, the President of the Finnish umpire's association, said extremely critically:"The immunity of the umpire is a sacred thing in sports. You can disagree with calls but this was way out of line”.
Although Grigor almost secured his stright main draw entry of Australian Open by reaching No 106 of the ATP ranking a suspension could possibly endanger Dimitrov’s place.

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