2014 champion Grigor Dimitrov withdraws from Acapulco

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2014 champion Grigor Dimitrov withdraws from Acapulco

Bulgarian tennis star Grigor Dimitrov has picked up another tournament withdrawal as he has pulled out of the upcoming Abierto Mexicano Telcel. The 27-year-old has played three times so far in his career at the Mexican ATP 500 event in Acapulco.

The Bulgarian had a dream debut on the hard courts of Acapulco as he won it all at the tournament in his maiden appearance after beating Kevin Anderson in the final five years ago. In the remaining two Acapulco appearances, world No.

24 Dimitrov made the round-of-16 in 2015 and the quarter-final in 2016 respectively. Dimitrov, a former world No. 3, hasn't played since losing in the Australian Open round-of-16 to Frances Tiafoe as he is dealing with shoulder tendinitis.

Previously, 2018 Rotterdam runner-up Dimitrov withdrew from the next week's ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament. It remains to be seen will the Bulgarian be ready for the opening Masters 1000 event of the season in Indian Wells, which is due to kick off on March 07.

Meanwhile, a place in the Acapulco main draw has opened for rising British star Cameron Norrie following the withdrawal of Dimitrov. Norrie made his Acapulco debut a year ago -- when he won two qualifying matches to reach the main draw, before losing to Austrian Dominic Thiem in the first round in a three-setter. The Acapulco event is due to be held from February 25 - March 02.